15 Jun 1971 — Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City Press - June 15, 1971
LeRoy Bremmer of WLDB Dies
LeRoy Bremmer, co-owner of radio station WLDB and well known to area radio listeners, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon. He was stricken while t the station’s studio and was dead on arrival at Atlantic City Hospital at 1:50 p.m.
Mr. Bremmer was 71. He came to Atlantic City in 1953 and established radio station WLDB with his wife and co-owner, Dorothy Bremmer, in 1955.
Studio in Hotel: The couple operated from the Senator Hotel until 1961 when studios were moved to the Penn-Atlantic Hotel. Three years ago, when the Penn-Atlantic closed, the studio was moved to North Tennessee Avenue and Absecon Boulevard.
Born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Mr. Bremmer was a graduate of the Radio Engineering Institute, Valparaiso, Ind. and as a radio engineer helped establish many stations in locations including Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland and Los Angeles. He operated radio stations in Eureka, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Kermit, Texas and Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Commander at Sea: During World War II Mr. Bremmer served as a commander with the U.S. Maritime Service and was a graduate of its electronics and radar school. He played a significant role in the historic Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II for which he received a service citation. Before coming to the resort, Mr. Bremmer pioneered with Dumont television at the United Nations at Lake Success, L.I.
He was the inventor of an automatic system of tuning used in broadcast receivers and had written technical manuals for radio schools. Mr. Bremmer was cited in 1957 for outstanding leadership by the National Conference of Christians and Jews and had been commended by Beth Israel Congregation for service to religious understanding.
He was a charter member of DeForest Pioneers, a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Veterans Wireless Operators Association, Radio Pioneers, and Elks Club.
The Bremmers resided at 45 S. South Carolina Ave. Besides his wife, Dorothy, Mr. Bremmer is survived by two stepsons, John F Moore of Doylestown, Pa and William B. Moore of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs Winnifred Jones of Burbank, California, and Mrs. Glee Karalis of El Monte, California; and two brothers, Russell C of San Diego, California and Earl of Burbank, California.