OMW hears that long-time engineer Don Krieger worked his last day Friday as chief engineer for the Clear Channel Akron/Canton stations today - after a 32-year run.
Krieger came aboard at then-WSLR/1350 back in 1974, after having worked at other local stations including WHLO/640 in the 1960's and 1970's. Of course, 1350 (now WARF) and 640 are now sister stations in the CC cluster, along with WKDD/98.1 and two other incoming FM signals.
Where's he going?
We're told that he'll leave day-to-day radio work for a new career in aviation. Krieger will be working in the skies flying critical medical supplies and other such items somewhere in the Eastern U.S. If a hospital needs a new heart flown in pronto, Don Krieger will be the man to do it.
The retirement means that Clear Channel is actively looking for a full-time chief engineer for the World Domination HQ/Southern Command on Freedom Avenue in Jackson Township, and we're told that they also need an assistant engineer as well...