Our Staff at Calhoun Communications, Inc.

The whole team here at Calhoun Communications is dedicated to providing excellence in customer service and technical support. We are constantly investing in the professional development of each of our valued staff members. Come meet the team that is here to serve you!

Management Team

Norma Calhoun

Norma Calhoun

President/CEO

Norma co-founded the company along with her husband Gerald “Cal” Calhoun. Norma provides executive over-sight to the team and has 40+ years of experience in the communications industry.

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Norma Calhoun – President/CEO

Gerald (Cal) Calhoun

Cal Calhoun

Gerald (Cal) Calhoun
Co-Founder

Mr. Calhoun started his career in electronics while still in high school. He worked part time as a TV repairman until graduating from Morningside College. He then enlisted in the Air Force and was a telecommunications expert working on Aeronautical radio and Radar systems. After 16 years in the service, he returned to Sioux City, Iowa and assisted in building KMEG-TV studios and transmitter facilities.  He designed and built KBCM, KWIT, KTPR, and KIWR FM Radio Stations studios and transmitter facilities.

 

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Gerald (Cal) Calhoun – Co-Founder

Tony Carpenter

Tony Carpenter

Tony Carpenter
Vice President, Sales Executive

Mr. Carpenter actually began his Telecommunications career in elementary school. Helping Gerald at that time with a TV repair shop and also light tower construction. After graduating from Western Iowa Technical College, Tony was employed by Calhoun Communications as a Field Service Engineer. His primary duties included troubleshooting and repair of the AM and FM transmitters, troubleshooting and repair of the RF transmission systems. Tony designed and installed many AM and FM studio and transmitter facilities.  He has assisted in installing many tower structures over the years. In 2002 Mr. Carpenter became Vice President and General Manager of the company.

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Tony Carpenter – Vice President

Senior Leadership Team

Lori King

Lori King

Lori King
Receptionist, Accounting and Special Projects

Lori is the first person you will probably talk to when you call. Lori’s career has spanned a wide range of administrative experience, from accounting services to full-fledged project management. Her path has taken her from Iowa to Houston, Texas and back to Iowa again. We are very pleased she resides here in the Siouxland area.

 

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Lori King

Eric Wieling

Eric Wieling
Senior Wireless Engineer

Mr. Wieling has an associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering and is certified by many of the country’s largest providers such as Harris, IBOC HD Radio, Proxim, and Orthagon Systems. Eric is a gifted Electronics Technician in a multitude of electrical, wireless and networking applications. His field experience includes complete field installations from transmitter & receiver to entire in-studio component level installations. With over eight years of diversified field experience he is versed in electrical wiring, circuitry, tower climbing and highly proficient with networking & wireless software and hardware. Eric is completely certified in Navini networks and has participated in large-scale RF, security and broadband wireless projects. Eric comes with extensive construction experience, which greatly adds to the assets we provide to our customers.

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Eric Wieling