Hall of Fame: 2012

George Capalbo, Sr.

One of the nation’s most respected broadcast engineering executives, George had a major influence on Boston broadcasting in the 1960s and 1970s as Chief Engineer for WRKO at the time of its launch as a Top 40 station in 1967.

One of the nation’s most respected broadcast engineering executives, George had a major influence on Boston broadcasting in the 1960s and 1970s as Chief Engineer for WRKO at the time of its launch as a Top 40 station in 1967. He is credited by then GM Mel Phillips with putting together a state-of-the-art broadcast facility for television and radio “from scratch” at 7 Bulfinch Place, and with developing WRKO’s radio automation system. In 1973, he was promoted from Chief Engineer of the Boston Radio stations to Vice President Engineering for the RKO Radio Division nationwide, supervising seven AM stations and seven FM stations in major markets including New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.


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