John Ramsey, President of RCS, has been in the broadcast engineering field since 1977. He is certified by the Society of Broadcast Engineers, holds a FCC General Class Radiotelephone License number PG1-14232, is an Amateur Advanced Class Licensee, serves on the Connecticut Emergency Alerting System Advisory Board and is the Secretary of Chapter 14 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He has served as chief engineer at a number of Southern New England radio stations, including WCCC, WDRC, WHYN and WKSS before starting Ramsey Communications Services. He was Chief Technical Officer of Marlin Broadcasting from 1998 to 2014. In 2015 he was inducted into the Connecticut Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame. Under the direction of John Ramsey, RCS has designed/built close to a hundred AM, FM and Internet radio studios and constructed, upgraded and/or maintained over four dozen transmitter facilities including a 50,000 watt AM plant, a six tower directional AM array and a multi-tenant TV/AM/FM site.
RCS has the expertise to handle engineering projects for major market stations but we also have a strong commitment to small market and non-commercial radio. RCS has contracts with number of area schools and universities that have FM, LPFM, webcast and/or carrier current stations. In addition to technical services, RCS has extensive experience in the field of non-commercial radio station management, development and fund raising.We also install and maintain Highway Advisory Radio stations (formally known as "Travelers Information Stations or TIS") and have worked with the State of Connecticut and the West Hartford Fire Department in conjunction with their TIS stations. Ramsey Communications Services can provide 24 hour a day emergency on-call technical support for those clients who need it. This will insure that there is an engineer available to fix your problems promptly whenever they arise. This is extremely important for broadcasters and others high tech businesses who operate 24/7.We are fully insured and carry a wide variety of tools and test equipment. John Ramsey started his broadcasting career as a DJ at college station WWUH when in high school and quickly developed an interest in broadcast engineering.He has worked as a remote and sound reinforcement engineer for such major music acts as The Grateful Dead, Chick Corea, Barry Manilow and The Allman Brothers. He has produced live broadcasts from throughout the US as well as Bermuda, Jamaica and Mexico and has engineering and/or producer credits on a dozen LPs and CDs as well as numerous public television shows.
Recent projects include:
Installation of an on channel booster for Northeast Public Radio (2015)
Studio construction at New England Public Radio (2014)
Constructing new studios for WNHU at the University of New Haven. (2014)
Moving the Hartford Board of Education's WQTQ into a new home. (2014)
Building a new FM translator for Ct Public Broadcasting. (2014)
Building three news studios for Northshore Radio, WBOQ in Beverly, MA (2015)