Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Engineer Glynn Walden Retires From CBS Radio

Glynn Walden
One of U.S. commercial radio’s most well-known engineers has left full-time employment at CBS, though he’s not leaving the radio business.

RadioWorld reports that Glynn Walden had been telling co-workers he’ll be leaving CBS Radio; and Friday was his last day. He is senior vice president of engineering, overseeing some 117 radio stations, and is on his second tour of duty at the company, having returned in 2004.

In addition to having been chief engineer of Philadelphia station KYW 1060 AM and having managed numerous corporate projects for CBS over the years, Walden is considered to be one of the “godfathers” of in-band, on-channel digital radio technology and is probably the most visible and long-tenured, taking an active role in it since at least 1989.

He was a founder of IBOC proponent USA Digital Radio — which was co-founded by CBS, Westinghouse and Gannett — where he worked on IBOC specs and designs. From 1996 to 2003 he was VP of broadcast engineering of USADR successor iBiquity Digital Corp.; there he directed broadcast industry-related activities associated with HD Radio tech development and regulatory approvals.

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