THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #312

                    Monday, February 15, 1999

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 1999, Communications General Corporation (CGC)



  We deeply regret to report the death of Andy Figge, a
well known broadcast tower engineer and a valued member of
the Southern California broadcasting community.  Andy passed
away on Wednesday, February 10, 1999, following injuries
associated with a tower accident in Alabama.  Funeral services
are scheduled as follows:

  Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 1999

  Time:  2:30 p.m.


  California Heights United Methodist Church
  3759 Orange Avenue (at Bixby)
  Long Beach, CA
  Thomas Bros. Map 765 F7
  Church Telephone: (562) 595-1996

  Tom Koza, Chief Engineer of KPWR(FM), described Andy as
"cautious and meticulous" and was stunned at the sad news.
The broadcast industry has lost an unusually nice person,
and a highly skilled individual.

  Andy's company, Tower Technology, is based in Signal Hill,
California, and specializes in tower construction, erection,
installation, inspection & analysis, surveying, Tower Failure
Analysis and Expert Witness testimony.  In short, Andy, a
Registered Professional Civil Engineer, did it all.

  He is survived by his wife, Susan, his father Walter and
his four children: Candi (19), Meggan (16), Devon (13) and
David (11).

  For those of you who have had the pleasure of working with
Andy, please drop us a line with your recollections.  We'll
publish your words (unless you request otherwise) and make
sure that your thoughts reach the family.

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