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RF Central Acquires Total RF Marketing

RF Central has acquired Total RF Marketing in a deal that will result more than 1,000 microwave radios available for rent and sale. The deal went into effect Oct. 28, 2005.

With Total RF as a new division, RF Central now has more than 80 people on its employee roster and the company expects to grow it to more than 100 over the next six months. RF Central supplies microwave gear to TV broadcasters throughout the United States and its business has been bolstered by the 2 GHz analog transmitter mandate from the FCC. Total RF Marketing rents similar microwave gear to broadcasters, mainly for large sporting events, including the Olympics, golf, marathons and other live events.

Jim Malone, co-founder of Total RF Marketing will be promoted to chief technology officer for RF Central. As CTO, Malone will focus on new and emerging technologies and will support Total RF on its larger events. Fred Fellmeth will serve as the chief operating officer of Total RF--which will remain in Bensalem, Pa.--and will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business.