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Richard W. Burden Associates - Father of the Travelers Information Service

Lafayette College - Economics
RCA Institutes - Broadcast Engineering

Professional Experience
Instructor - Phase Chief - Radar Department - The Signal School, Fort Monmouth, NJ (both Civilian and Military
Staff Engineer - Armed Forces Radio Service, New York City (Military)
Staff Engineer - circuit design design, technical writer, environmental test, and system engineering - General Precision Laboratory, Pleasantville, NY
Principal - Burden Burden Associates Broadcast Systems Engineering Mount Kisco, NY and Canoga Park, CA

Professional Affiliations
National Stereophonic Radio Committee
Ad Hoc Committee (JCIC) for the study of Television Sound
National Radio Systems Committee
Fellow - Audio Engineering Society
Fellow - Society of Broadcast Engineers
Life Member - Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SBE Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer

Contributions to Broadcasting

AM The father of what is known today as the Travelers Information Service. It was his work that created the reason for the 530 to be added to the AM radio dial.
FM The originator of the concept of initiating a control carrier as a means of switching from FM mono to FM Stereo when stereophonic programming was present and adding an indicator, better known now as the as the Stereo Light.
TV Suggested a means to improve signal to noise performance to proposed Stereophonic Television standard while maintaining authorized occupied bandwidth and defacto monophonic deviation.

Dick was honored by the Audio Engineering Society in 1998, on their Golden Anniversary, as one of twenty five internationally known audio engineers, who had made significant contributions to the art and science of audio during that 50 year period of 1948 to 1998.

The Society of Broadcast Engineers also honored him in 2005 with their Lifetime Achievement Award (the seventh given in their 40 year history), for his 55 years of service to the broadcast industry and the mentoring of fellow engineers.


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