John Roberts en WRTI Founder John Roberts Dies at 94 <p>Temple University faculty member emeritus and WRTI founder John Roberts passed away on Thursday, March 8th at his home in Rydal. Mr. Roberts was 94. In addition to being an educator and broadcast pioneer, he was also a radio and television news commentator, and an inductee to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame.<br /><br /></p> <p>Roberts established WRTI in 1948 as a carrier current station in a dormitory on Temple University's campus. (A carrier current is a system where a radio station connects its transmitter to the electric power system of a building, and all the electric circuits in that building then act as radiating antennae.)</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 3277 at WRTI Founder John Roberts Dies at 94