Steve Church Dies (Radio World) reports that broadcast equipment entrepreneur and inventor Steve Church has died at the age of 57. He had brain cancer.

Church is credited with an important role in the development of modern telephone talk show technology, audio coding and IP audio networks as used in broadcast facilities. For his work he received the NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award in 2010. He was the founder and majority owner of Telos Systems, which through mergers and growth would expand to four divisions that include the Omnia, Axia and Linear Acoustic brands.

Church quietly fought cancer since hearing the diagnosis about three years ago.

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