ATLANTA -- WXIA lost a member of its own family Friday morning, when 11Alive audio operator Stan Henson passed awayafter a two-year-long battle with cancer.
Stan's broadcasting career began 36 years ago when he was hired by WSB Radio as a Programming Assistant in 1973. He remained at WSB Radio until 1981. During his radio days he worked as a producer for Neal Boortz and the WSB-Radio 750 Club -- but audio was Stan's first love, and in 1981 he went to work for WSB-TV as an Audio Operator where he was nominated four times for the Southern Regional Emmy Award for Excellence in Audio Production.
In 1994, Stan left WSB to form his own audio production company, SBH Audio Productions of Atlanta. His company engineered and produced recordings for Atlanta based musical groups.
WATL hired Stan in 1996 as an audio operator doing post-production and live events and Stan joined WXIA in 2001 running audio and studio camera work.
Needless to say Stan will be sorely missed, his positive attitude in the face of multiple set backs are an inspiration to all of us. Stan never gave up hope and was looking forward to getting back to work doing what he loved.