John Hiram Powers

NBC employee for 50 years

John Hiram Powers, the first NBC employee to complete 50 years of service, died Aug. 17 in Hayesville, N.C.

Powers joined NBC in 1929 as a page. During his 50 years at NBC, he worked in casting, sound effects for radio and television, and as a broadcast engineering technician.

Survived by wife, son, three daughters, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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