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Passing of John Grover

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Passing of John Grover

Post by Plate Cap » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:47 am

Please be advised of the recent passing of John Grover, longtime broadcast engineer in southeast Michigan.

John's career spanned a half-century at radio and TV stations including but not limited to WJIM, WGPR, WSMH and WADL.

He was the recipient of the Carl E. Lee Engineering Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in 2010.

John had been in failing health in recent years.

I knew him from the very beginning of my career; he was a talented engineer with the ability to keep systems running, sometimes with a minimum of support and funding. He was at all times reserved, gentle, positive, upbeat and cheerful, and he had a unique and seemingly unlimited reserve of patience that I could not imagine possible with some difficult upper management at several of his workplaces.

Godspeed, John.


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Re: Passing of John Grover

Post by Fingerboard Corners » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 pm

Mr. Grover backed me up on a message board where people were insisting that Genesee County already got great PBS service from WKAR-TV 23, WUCX 19, and WTVS 56, and didn't need WCMZ-TV 28. This despite the fact that WJRT-TV 12 was allowed to carry Sesame Street for many years because of poor service from 23, 19, and 56. He knew UHF and now I see why. Talk about people who belong to the Flat Earth Society, those commenters must have belonged to it. Sorry to hear he is gone.



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Re: Passing of John Grover

Post by audiophile » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:37 pm

Grover and Sesame Street?

Hmmm, maybe was he was Super Grover!


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Re: Passing of John Grover

Post by SolarMax » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Sorry to hear this. I met John some years ago, but had not seen him in a long time. He was one of the stellar engineers in the broadcast industry in our area.



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