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Greg Schmaltz

Greg Schmaltz, 85, on Nov. 28. Schmaltz’s broadcast engineering career started at CFCN Radio Calgary, following his graduation from the SAIT Radio & Electronics program in 1956. From 1957-60, he was one of four technicians who built CHCA-TV (later CKRD-TV) Red Deer from the ground up.  Schmaltz moved to Winnipeg in 1960 as a studio transmitter technician to help launch CJAY-TV. In the mid-1970s, he returned to Alberta to work with the CITV-TV engineering department for its sign-on. Schmaltz retired from broadcasting in 1997 and was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) Half Century Club in 2007. He was also one of the founding members of the Edmonton Broadcasters Club. 


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