SOCIETY OF MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION ENGINEERS
Detroit Section Meeting Notice
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Topic: Argus Building Buildout of Michigan Radio Studios
Speaker: Bob Skon, Chief Engineer, Michigan Radio
Location: Online via Zoom (See below for link)
After several decades in the Literature, Science and Arts building on the central campus, the radio stations of the University of Michigan completed their move to an off-campus site, the Argus Building, in 2003. Our speaker, Bob Skon, guided and oversaw the move from the LS&A building to the newly-remodeled historic factory of the Argus Camera Company just west of downtown Ann Arbor.
Michigan Radio is WUOM, 91.7, Ann Arbor/Detroit; WVGR, 104.1, Grand Rapids; WRSX, 91.3, Port Huron; WLNZ, 89.7, Lansing; WFUM, 91.1, Flint
Bob Skon began his radio career when he joined Michigan Radio in 1996 as the weekend morning on air host. Due to his experience in Los Angeles as a recording studio installation and maintenance technician, he began splitting his time with the engineering department, and moved into engineering full time when he accepted the position of Chief Engineer. Bob was instrumental in Michigan Radio’s transition from analog to digital, in the move from their original studios atop the LS&A Building to the current Argus Building facility, and in the building of the new WVGR transmitter facility.
Guests and non-members welcome – No admission charge
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