Mar 22, 2012

Former WGBH broadcast engineer Vern Coleman dies

Vern Coleman, who spent 14 years as a broadcast engineer at WGBH working on such shows as The Boston Pops and The French Chef, died March 18 at his home in Marstons Mills, Mass., after a long battle with leukemia, according to his obituary in the Cape Cod Times. He was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award for best live sound in 1976, for his work on New Years's Eve at Pops; he attended the ceremonies in Hollywood but lost to the soundman for Johnny Carson. Coleman also spent time as a contract engineer for WBUR in Boston. A memorial service will be April 28 at Federated Church of Hyannis, Mass.

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