According to a report in The News-Times of Danbury, Conn., ESPN chief audio engineer Ron Scalise of Kenmore, N.Y. died on Friday, December 21, 2007 in an automobile accident at age 54. The newspaper reports that Scalise "was employed by ESPN for more than 20 years as senior audio producer, and was the recipient of 15 Emmy Awards. He also was the co-owner of the 19 Recording Studio of South Glastonbury [Conn.]."
To read the obituary, click here.
Mix Consulting Editor Paul Lehrman interviewed Scalise for the October 2006 "Insider Audio" column on audio for sports broadcast, "Surrounding the Audience."
Memorial contributions may be made to Ron Scalise Memorial Fund, c/o Kurt Heitmann, 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523.