It is with shock and deep sadness that we report the passing of Terry Long. Terry died at his home in Wappinger Falls, New York on July 9th, 2014.
Last May, Terry celebrated 20 years of working for RCS. He was one of our most knowledgeable engineers in the field of Novell Networks and Master Control, installing well over a hundred radio station’s automation systems during his career. He then went on to a senior Support position to eventually rise to a Team Leader in the RCS Support department.
Terry graduated from high school in Overland Park, Kansas in 1973 and earned a degree from Johnson County Community College in 1977. He worked in radio at BJ105 in Orlando, Florida:
With strong client relationships and thousands of hours spent on the phone helping customers, Terry was a constant at RCS. His interests outside of work included Amateur radio (also called ham radio) and meteorology. Terry was instrumental on those stormy days, helping us make the call as to whether we would have to close our office. This guy was into weather, just look at his photos on his Facebook page:
Terry worked right up to the time of his death, and a rough ballpark figure would suggest that Terry resolved more than 40,000 calls in his time with us. Between his time as a broadcaster, with RCS, as KC2BUV on Ham radio and through his website, would we ever be able to calculate the number of lives Terry has touched.
We shall miss you.