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Blonder Tongue Appoints Charles E. Dietz To Board Of Directors

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Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE Amex:BDR) today announced the appointment of Charles E. Dietz to its Board of Directors, effective September 14, 2011. Mr. Dietz’s appointment fills the Class III vacancy created by the death on April 1, 2011 of director Robert B. Mayer. Mr. Dietz will join the Board as an independent director, as defined by the NYSE AMEX Company Guide.

Mr. Dietz is a long time veteran of the cable industry. He is presently an independent cable industry consultant, providing clients advice with cable system evaluation, design, and digital transition. He is a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the Cable TV Pioneers. From 1996 through 2008, Mr. Dietz served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Insight Communications, a multiple system operator. Beginning in 2001 and until his retirement from Insight, Mr. Dietz also served as Insight’s Chief Technical Officer, responsible for all technical aspects of the company’s operations, including technology development and implementation, system construction and maintenance, purchasing and technical regulatory compliance. During his tenure at Insight, Mr. Dietz participated in growing the company from 165,000 subscribers to more than 1,400,000.

Prior to his position at Insight, Mr. Dietz spent 22 years with Vision Cable Communications, a multiple system operator with 15 regional cable systems serving more than 525,000 subscribers. While at Vision Cable, Mr. Dietz served in various positions, including Vice President – Operations. Mr. Dietz transitioned with Vision when it was acquired by Newhouse Broadcasting and oversaw Vision’s entry into the telecommunications business, until its partnership with Time Warner Cable in 1995.

James A. Luksch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Charlie’s insight and experience, developed through his long history with the cable industry, from climbing poles to serving on NCTA and CableLabs committees, will be invaluable to Blonder Tongue and our strategic plan. He knows the MSO business. He has a stellar reputation throughout our industry and can help guide us, as he helped guide Vision and Insight. We are thrilled to have him as part of our Board.”

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