WOUB Staffer and ACRN Supporter Jeff Spalding passed away 3/29 from a sudden heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Marie (also a WOUB staffer) and their two small children.
Saturday they are not accepting phone calls or visitors as of right now. There will be a showing at the funeral home on Morris Avenue off of East State street in Athens, Sunday after 3-5pm and 7-9pm. The funeral will be Monday at 12 noon, in Athens. There will be an Obit in the paper on Sunday with further information in it.
Jeff was a fantastic person, a true mentor. He’s responsible for many of us having careers in the media business. He gave us our start in TV and nurtured our learning along, always being supportive and encouraging us to try new crew positions to gain experience and knowledge.
On an ACRN note, Jeff was at OU when ACRN was just starting up. Through some of his technical skills, ACRN was broadcast across West Green (until the FCC came by and shut them down).
He will be truly missed.