Bob Friedle (right) accepting the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Award from then-MAB Chairman Chris Warren in 2015.

The MAB is sad to report that longtime Michigan broadcast engineer, Robert L. Friedle passed away on Monday, October 1. 

Bob was well known in the Tri-Cities area, having worked for many of the local stations.  He was honored with the MAB’s distinguished Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Award in 2015.

Bob joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school in 1961, where he developed his love of electronics and technology. He proudly served in Vietnam working with radar systems and was later honorably discharged from the military in 1969.  In 1989, Bob became a radio station owner for a newly created station known as WTCF (now known as WSGW-FM), which went on the air in 1990. Bob sold thestation in 1998, but continued to work as a radio station engineer until his retirement in 2011.

Services were scheduled for Friday Morning, October 5  in Bay City.

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