Engineering Spotlight: Ken Selvig

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kenselvig_275aKen Selvig is Chief Engineer of WOOD-TV and its associated stations WOTV, WXSP, WOLP, WOKZ, WOBC, WOHO, WOGC, WOMS in Grand Rapids.  He’s been there for 43.5 years!

Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume.
Ken: Ferris State College (yes it used to be a College, not a University). Started working for WUHQ-TV as a transmitter engineer on weekends before I graduated. Also worked several years in Radio TV repair and was a co-owner of a TV Sales and Service shop.

Q: How did you get started in broadcast engineering?
Ken:  I enjoyed electronics and electricity. After graduation from college, I had offers from 2-way radio shops and television broadcasting. I chose the fabulous star-studded world of broadcasting!

Q:  Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Ken:  I started school in a one room school house. I have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. I was a Scoutmaster for many years.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Ken:  Honesty is the best policy.

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