Paul J Yacich
American Radio Relay League Naval Cryptologic Veterans Assn.
Affiliated with PAUL YACICH PRODUCTIONS
7364 Beryl St. Phone: 504-283-4714 New Orleans, LA Fax:504-283-4714
I am an AMERICAN of Croatian descent. Mypaternal grandfather came to New Orleans around 1875 from Supetar (Saint Peter)on the Dalmatian island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea. He operated an oysterlugger in the Gulf waters of Louisiana. My father became the dative executor ofa large estate.
I am a retired TV Producer/Director, having spent the better part of my careerat WDSU-TV where I started in the broadcasting field as a technician in theengineering department. I joined WDSU in 1947 after serving two years duringWWII as a Radio Officer in the Merchant Marine aboard T2 tankers and Libertyships. In 1950, during the Korean Conflict, I served in the U. S. Navy, in abranch of the Office of Naval Intelligence, stationed at Wahiawa, Oahu, TH. Ireturned to WDSU-TV in 1952.
I have had the honor and pleasure ofdirecting two Emmy winning TV documentaries and many award winning commercials.In February of 1999 I was honored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasterswho awarded me their Lifetime Achievement Award. In July of 1999 I was inductedinto the Greater New Orleans Broadcaster's Association's Hall of Fame. I wasawarded my first Amateur Radio license in 1946 and have held the call W5LLJcontinuously since then.
Admitted to The Order ofThe Iron Test Pattern with the dignity of BRIGADIER
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