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Remembering Bill Deputy

Jesse Hardman

Last Sunday, longtime sound engineer Bill Deputy died of lung cancer at the age of 58. Deputy served as All Things Considered’s technical director for many years, and traveled all over the world capturing sound, including the first Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

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Bill Deputy (left) with filmmaker Ian Cook during a Panorama Jazz Band video shoot in June 2014.

Deputy moved to New Orleans five years ago and worked on American Routes up until his death. Yesterday, friends, family and colleagues remembered Deputy with a second line through the Marigny.