Mar 22, 2012

News editor Khalid gone from Baltimore's WYPR-FM

Sunni Khalid, managing news editor at WYPR-FM in Baltimore, is gone from the station after more than nine years, reports The Baltimore Sun. His last day was March 16. According to the newspaper, Khalid "had been on probation in February for comments he posted on the Facebook page of a friend questioning the influence of Israel on American politics."

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.