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Damon Roach '77

May 2022

FAMILY UPDATE: I appreciate the opportunity to send this note to you all. My wife, the fabulous Sandy Dodson, and I are still living in Federal Hill (read South Baltimore) not far from where I grew up in Locust Point.

Sandy is a 12-year Saint Mary’s of Annapolis girl having been raised in the Annapolis community of Eastport, for those of you familiar with the area. Her family has been Annapolitans for generations. She is the government relations manager for Maryland Auto Insurance. We have been together for 17 years and married for 10. This is the second rodeo for both of us. She is the light of my life.

CAREER UPDATE: I am still working in the broadcast television systems business, and I am the business development manager for Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC supporting our efforts in NextGen TV. NextGen TV is the commercial name for the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s new IP-based terrestrial television broadcast technology, or free and over-the-air TV known professionally at ATSC 3.0. The technology is rolling out across the US and is being broadcast in South Korea and Jamaica and is under consideration in Brazil and India. I am also in discussions with several other Caribbean Island nations about NextGen TV.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to make the 45th reunion festivities as it conflicts with my business and professional duties in attending the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas, where I will undoubtedly see our classmate, Peter Wharton, as we have worked in the same field for years. I will take this opportunity to wish each of you and your Families all the best as we march into our 60s.


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