ATLANTA — A former 11Alive worker is celebrating his milestone birthday in type. His son stated on his birthday; he would fly within the helicopter over the station he helped construct.
Russell Artz, who was a former chief engineer on the station between 1974 and 1977, is popping 100 on Saturday, Feb. 3.
He’s additionally a World Conflict II Marine veteran earlier than his tenure with 11Alive, based on his son. His service took him to Hawaii and Paris Island and nearly to Pearl Harbor after the assault.
Artz then acquired a broadcasting diploma from Temple College, the place he labored with late standard TV radio host Dick Clark for a couple of years. He then targeted on constructing TV stations across the nation and constructing cell vehicles, his son advised 11Alive.
The previous engineer additionally constructed a tool over Peachtree Plaza serving to transmit tales and constructing new know-how throughout the metro.
His son added as he returns to 100, he’s alert and communicates effectively with everybody. His flyover will start on Saturday.
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