|"Good Buy" party on October 6 at Radio City in Minnesota.|
Owners Dan (KB0XC) and Maline Fish decided to retire and
closed the store after 36 years in business. (Photo from Radio
City Facebook page)
Jim Weidner K2JXW, became a Silent Key in September. Weidner founded the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society and was a major promoter of "activating" lighthouses with amateur radio operations and of organizing lighthouse and lightship weekends. Newsline reports that Weidner, who lived in New Jersey, was a ham since 1954. He passed away at age 77.
And you might remember Peggy Sue Gerron less as a ham than the namesake of the Buddy Holly hit, Peggy Sue, but Gerron – who was married to Holly's drummer, J.I. Allison, passed away in October, according to local media reports. Attending a Buddy Holly tribute that included a special event station some 15 years ago prompted Gerron to get a ham license – she became K5PSG – and she was a regular participant in the special event for several years. She did not renew her license when it expired in 2014. According to a GateHouse Media article, the Lubbock, Texas native died in her hometown on October 1 at age 78.