Rick Levy Passes
Sun Aug 26 15:51:18 EDT 2018
I met Rick when he was helping out at my college station, WHRB. Rick was a
long time listener and friend of the station, which was no more than half
a mile from his home in Cambridge, MA. Rick helped us out on innumerable
occasions, perhaps most importantly by doing the engineering work that got
WHRB its construction permit for its present transmitter site on One
Financial Center in 1994. Previously it had operated from what is now its
auxiliary site on a building in Harvard Square. The OFC site gave the
station a dramatic increase in coverage. More recently, Rick negotiated a
deal with Eyeheart Media whereby WHRB and Eyeheart's co-channel station in
York, Maine relaxed their mutual interference protections, allowing WHRB
to go non-directional.
Rick was a man of many facets. He was a runner in several Boston
Marathons, an avid reader of science fiction, an amateur astronomer, and a
scholar of Jewish religion and philosophy. He also loved making puns and
telling jokes; one day recently he called and askd me if I'd ever heard of
Alexander Graham Warszawski.
"Alexander Graham Warszawski."
"No, I can't say I have."
"He was the first telephone Pole."
I miss Rick.
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