Meadville, Pa.-Pennsylvania Cable Network said last Wednesday that its suburban Harrisburg headquarters has been dedicated to four pioneering individuals who helped to create and sustain the statewide public-affairs network.
The PCN Barco Duratz Complex-the network's business, programming and uplink facility in Camp Hill-honors George J. Barco, Yolanda G. Barco, James J. Duratz and Helene Barco Duratz. James Duratz recently unveiled a ceremonial marker containing the new title.
In a prepared statement, James Duratz-who was general manager of Meadville Master Antenna and a key backer of 21-year-old PCN-said he was "humbled and proud to be recognized with this dedication."
Helene Duratz, James Duratz's wife and managing director of the Barco-Duratz Foundation, died Aug. 26, three months after her sister, Yolanda Barco, died. George Barco died in 1989.
George Barco-who was National Cable Television Association president in 1957 and 1958-and Yolanda Barco were attorneys who played key roles in the development of cable-regulatory policies.