The MAB has learned that longtime Detroit-area broadcast engineer Ed Cantelon passed away March 17.
Ed was long-time owner of Broadcast Measurements, Inc., providing frequency measurements services to broadcasters.
Ed was interested in radio since the age of 12. Following military service during World War II, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology. In 1948, he joined WJBK Radio and was with the station when they added television broadcasting in October of that year. In later years, while working as Engineering Supervisor for the station, Ed and his wife Gloria started their own business measuring the frequencies for TV and radio stations in Michigan, Ohio and Canada. Ed left WJBK in 1980 to focus on the business, Broadcast Measurements, which he sold in 2000.
Read Ed’s complete obituary, as written by his son Roger, here.