Dave Bellamy and daughter: “I’m the one on the right and that’s my lovely granddaughter, Alyssa, on the left. In 1991, at the time we opened Soundtronics in Burbank, she was not yet born. When we opened Soundtronics in Las Vegas in 1995, she still wasn’t born. Today, she is thirteen years old and lovelier than ever.”
Bill Ruck, a native San Franciscan, has been a Broadcast Engineer since the mid-1970s. His career includes KUSF, KJAZ, KALW, NPR-West and Susquehanna Radio for twentyone years (KFOG, KNBR, KSAN and KTCT) as Engineering Manager. Bill is the Chair of the Northern California Frequency Coordinating Committee overseeing the use of Part 74 Broadcast Auxiliary frequencies. Mr. Ruck is a volunteer with the Maritime Radio Historical Society, a former RCA Coast Marine Station KPH, now part of Point Reyes National Seashore. Bill Ruck is the 2014 Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame inductee chosen by Chapter 40 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Bill poses in front of a WWII vintage PW-15 transmitter restored and in service at KPH.
Richard began his career in Montreal and continues to mix in Los Angeles. He is currently on the Executive Board of Local 695, a co-editor of Production Sound & Video and a former President of the Cinema Audio Society.
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