Got sad news on the passing of WGCL's chief engineer, Steve Flanagan.
Many of you all, myself included, might have received guidance from Steve as we went through the digital transition over the last few years. I'll miss seeing him at local SMPTE meetings and just sitting near him to overhear tidbits on what was really
going on in the world of OTA TV broadcast engineering. For one, he gave me particular insight into the troubles of the TV Guide On Screen (TVGOS) data service that I was relying on, a situation I ended up documenting in the FAQ here (link in my sig below, last item in FAQ).
Obit from http://www.atlanta-smpte.org/
is below. Also see that URL for a photo of Steve.
Stephen P. Flanagan, 61, of Alpharetta, Georgia died Sunday, June 5th 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Milford, Massachusetts, March 27th, 1950 to James P. and Claire Power Flanagan, Stephen attended Northeastern University and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1973. He worked for the Washington Post Company for 24 years, and served as the Vice President of Engineering. After moving to Atlanta, he became the Director of Engineering at the local CBS affiliate under the Meredith Corporation. Stephen was a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and received a Silver Circle Award in 2000 from NATAS for 25 years of outstanding service in broadcast television.