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WorldRadio Founder Armond Noble, N6WR (SK)

02/03/2012

Armond Noble, N6WR -- the founder of WorldRadio magazine and its publisher for 37 years -- passed away February 1 in Sacramento, California after a short illness. He was 77. WorldRadio was published monthly from July 1971 until the end of 2008, when Noble sold the magazine to Hicksville, New York-based CQ Communications Inc. With its February 2009 edition, the publication was renamed WorldRadio Online and became the first online-only major Amateur Radio publication.

Noble -- an ARRL Life Member -- had a long and distinguished career in communications. From 1953-1955, he served in the US Army with a VHF radio relay unit. He went on to positions at commercial radio and TV stations around the United States, including: KTWO-TV and KATI in Casper, Wyoming; KOOK-TV in Billings, Montana; KTVB in Boise, Idaho; KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California; WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and KCRA Radio in Sacramento. During the Vietnam War, Noble was a reporter-photographer for TIME Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal. He also served in the TIME-LIFE bureau in Sacramento.  -- Thanks to CQ for the information



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