Sunday, April 10, 2005

I've been informed by Ray Sills (who is still working at the CBS button factory in audio sweetening) that Weldon Jackson passed away this past week. Funeral services were held on April 6th.Weldon was a technician at WCBS-FM for many years, handling the on air duties on the morning drive show which featured Harry Harrison. In the 1980's Weldon transferred to TV Studio Show Crews, did a short stint as a member of the Sound Effects dept., assigned to the Guiding Light soap opera, and then returned to Show Crews as the RF Mic tech/audio assist, on the studio floor of the CBS Morning News. He also served in the same capacity for CBS Sports coverage of the Winter Olympics in 1992, 1994 and 1998. He was on location at the Lillihammer, Norway, Olympics remote in 1994.We all enjoyed working with Weldon. He dedicated himself to doing his job to the best of his ability and was liked by everyone who worked with him. Weldon was the Son in Law of CBS Tech Vern Serflus and Weldon's son was a staff member of CBS Security at the Broadcast Center.We shall miss Weldon. May he rest in peace.Sincerely,Bob Maickel

Ed. Note: This was just received.