Dear, Robert – ‘Bob’

WXYZ: Staging and lighting director., "Local 38 member Robert C. Dear, father of director William Dear ("Angels in the Outfield") and Script Supervisor Susan Dear, died of congestive heart failure on December 11 (2009). He was 90. Dear was born in Toronto, Canada. After serving as a tail gunner in the Royal Canadian Air [...]

2017-07-27T01:38:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

Brodley, Sheldon

TV engineering. From the Brother Rice High School Student Parent Handbook 2013-14, "The school logo is the Warrior Head. The school nickname is the Warriors. The late Mr. Sheldon Brodley, a football coach and long time friend of Brother Rice, was responsible for our present logo. In 1969, he asked Jack Flechsig, Art Director for [...]

2017-07-11T02:35:30+00:00 July 10th, 2000|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

Striker, Fran

Writer for the The Long Ranger for WXYZ. Born August 19, 1903 and died September 4, 1962. Died in a two-car collision. Fran Striker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988. References: Wikipedia National Radio Hall of Fame Chicago Tribune, February 19, 1986, John Corr - Lone Ranger Author Taking Us On 1 [...]

2017-07-06T19:27:14+00:00 July 6th, 2000|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

Bowersock, Michael G.

Reporter.  1959-2016 Joined the NBC4 (Columbus, Ohio) staff as an investigative/special projects reporter in August 2004. He also co-anchors the Sunday editions of NBC4 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mike returns to WCMH-TV after working at the station from 1989 to 1994. He came back to Columbus after spending the past two years as [...]

Fisher, Rich

TV news. Died, March 24, 2017, after fighting cancer for many months.[1] Lynch and Clawson Funeral Home, "Rich Fisher died peacefully March 24, 2017. He was 67 years old. Rich was born March 31, 1949, in Detroit, to James and Patricia Fisher. He is survived by his children, Bill Fisher, Richard Fisher, Stephanie (Bryan) Inman, [...]

2017-06-30T17:10:01+00:00 June 30th, 2000|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments