GatesAir is celebrating the company’s 95th anniversary in business this year and plans to hold several events to mark the milestone, including the “95 Years Big Kick Off” event for customers at the 2017 NAB Show in April, the company announced today.
Other activities will include open houses at its Mason, Ohio, headquarters and Quincy, Ill., manufacturing center as well as receptions at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam and The Radio Show in September, it said.
The company will unveil customer contests next month to identify the oldest GatesAir transmitter and oldest working GatesAir transmitter installed today. The winners will be announced to the public in December, the company said.
The company traces its history to 1922 when Henry C. Gates founded Gates Radio and Supply Co. His son, Parker Gates, put the company on a path of innovation achieving several firsts in electronics and audio, GatesAir said.
Those early successes ultimately led the company to innovations in OTA radio and TV transmitter design, it said.
More information is available on the GatesAir website.