The MAB has learned that Renwood Carl “Ren” Flagg passed away on June 14 at the age of 78. Flagg was a longtime broadcast engineer in Michigan, starting in 1961 as a transmitter engineer with WWTV/WWUP-TV in Cadillac and Sault Ste. Marie.
In 1967, he joined WJRT-TV in Flint as an engineer overseeing studio operations and maintaining a microwave link from the Fisher Building in Detroit to the WJRT studio in Flint.
In 1968, Flagg moved to WILX-TV/WJCO-AM in Jackson where he oversaw the technical operations of the (then) combined TV/AM studios and transmitters. From 1973 to 2000, he was sales manager of Cruse Communications, based in Okemos. His most recent position was with Spring Harbor University, where he was a video engineer in the communication department.
Flagg was known for his brilliance and keen sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janice, and two children. Services were held on June 18.