Tri-Cities radio listeners lost a familiar voice Sunday with the death of longtime radio newsman Charlie Stuchell, who died at 64 after a long battle with cancer.
As a true radio aficionado, he was chairman and one of the organizers of Hamfest in Gray, which was a collection of the area’s amateur radio users. The event brought in people from neighboring states to discuss their craft and swap equipment.
Hamfest Vice-Chairman Danny Herman, of Mountain City, met Stuchell through their mutual passion for ham radios more than 10 years ago. He said months ago they had all planned to meet Sunday at Stuchell’s house to discuss plans for next year’s Hamfest. After learning of Stuchell’s death, they collectively decided to carry on with their meeting.
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