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Ralph Saya, 94; invaluable as film editor at WBZ-TV

Ralph Saya, shown in the film department at WBZ, handled myriad technical issues and repairs at the station. Ralph Saya, shown in the film department at WBZ, handled myriad technical issues and repairs at the station.
By Gil Bliss
Globe Correspondent / December 19, 2011
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In the early years of television, Ralph Saya developed editing techniques for film that helped shape how early TV broadcasts were presented. Remaining at the station until the early 1980s, he kept current through the evolving technology of the medium. “Ralph was a warm, human kind of a guy,’’ said Jack Borden, an anchorman for two decades at Channel 4. “He was always a quiet guy who was nice to be around and was good for the nervous system.’’

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