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Cable Technology Leader Wendell Bailey Dies

Wendell H. Bailey, director of Wegener Corp. in Duluth, Ga., has died. Bailey reportedly lost his battle with cancer. He was 60 years old. Bailey served on the Wegener Corp. board of directors since 2003. The cable industry veteran served 17 years as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association vice presiden
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Wendell H. Bailey, director of Wegener Corp. in Duluth, Ga., has died. Bailey reportedly lost his battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

Bailey served on the Wegener Corp. board of directors since 2003. The cable industry veteran served 17 years as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association vice president of science and technology. He also served as the chief technologist of advanced broadband technology for NBC for five years and previously held positions at AT&T and MCI.

Bailey authored more than 100 articles and papers on television and telecommunications technology. He was also a member of the Advanced Television System Committee executive board and was vice chairman of the FCC advisory committee on ATV. CED Magazine named Bailey "Man of the Year" in 1988, and he was named "Fellow" of the Society of Cable Television Engineers in 1997.

"Wendell is an icon of the cable industry and was admired and well liked by all that knew him," said Ned Mountain, president of Wegener. "He had a true talent for clearly articulating his passion for technology and was a highly effective communicator of the possibilities and challenges within the cable industry. I will personally miss Wendell as a friend and as a sounding board."