Bill Aiken, an MTV Networks TV producer, died at his home in New Jersey on Sept. 30 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 34.
Aiken joined MTV in 1981 at the company’s network operations center and assisted in the launch of the influential cable TV channel. While working at the MTV Studios, Aiken oversaw the work of the web’s five original VJs and developed and produced MTV original programming such as “The Half Hour Comedy Hour,” which remains a popular network staple.
Aiken left MTV for a time to supervise production of original programming for Home Box Office’s Comedy Channel (which later merged with HA! to form Comedy Central).
He returned to MTV in 1991, where he worked for Nickelodeon. He was the exec in charge of production on “Clarissa Explains It All.” He also helped develop Nickelodeon’s “Hit List” and “Nick Arcade.”
Aiken is survived by his wife, Moya, and son, Liam Padraic, his parents, a sister and two brothers.
John Walsh (Judge) Carberry, advertising salesman for Box Office Digest from 1938-43, died Oct. 10 of natural causes at 86.
Carberry also worked for Family Theater and Catholic charities.
He is the father of location manager James Carberry.
Carberry is survived by his wife, Teresa, sons Richard and James, sister Grace and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary is scheduled at 30 p.m. tomorrow at Callanan Mortuary, while a funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church.