Raymond Herne

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Herne, Raymond Paul

Raymond Paul Herne, 77 passed away after a five year battle with cancer. Ray was a long time Broadcast Journalist in Albuquerque who worked as a Reporter, Producer, News Director, and Anchor at several Albuquerque radio and television stations. Early in his career Ray worked on projects as diverse as broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball and Julia Child's first cooking program for PBS. He worked at the New Mexico Transportation Department's Intelligent Traffic Management System, where he was a Public Information Officer and the Voice of the 511 Travel Information System. Ray's distinctive voice can be heard on 511 systems in several states. Upon his retirement he volunteered as on-air talent for KANW public radio.

Ray was a talented Fine Arts Photographer, Writer and Amateur Radio Operator (N5LIV). He was active in a number of community organizations including; Past Chairman of the Albuquerque Arts Board, New Mexico Arts Commission, Albuquerque Press Club, and Past President of the Albuquerque Arts Council.. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served Chief of Audio-Visual Operations for the Air Force Systems Command in Washington DC, provided media support for NATO Command in Europe, and was stationed in Albuquerque. He fell in Love with New Mexico and upon separation from the Air Force made his home here for more than 45 years. He received B.S. in Speech, English and Broadcast Communication, from Emerson College in Boston Mass.

He was preceded in death by his brother Dennis and is survived by his sister, Celine Currie of Massachusetts, and daughters, Shannon Warren of Oregon and Christina Buss of Washington.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Albuquerque Press Club, 201 Highland Park Circle SE at 6:00 PM Saturday July 22, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions should be made to KANW or to the .

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 9, 2017
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