QComm Stands for Quality Behind the Scenes.
QComm Stands for Quality Behind the Scenes.


Tony and John

Tony zumMallen

President/General Manager

Tony, prior or QComm, participated in all FCC auction relocation efforts since 1997 and started zCommunications as an engineering and tower services company for the carriers. He has negotiated and managed the replacement/decommissioning of ~500 microwave paths while participating in the PCIA relocation working group for Sprint and Nextel and other carriers. Tony has served as VP and President of multiple medium sized regional tower companies as well as owned and operated services companies in the broadcast and telecommunication industry. As a proverbial “Rocket Scientist” Tony, holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from, ASU, and used those studies in the aerospace industry, until 1997.


Tony zumMallen



John Owen


John Owen is a broadcast Principle with over 50 years in the industry. Prior to the 2GHZ project, John was the Chief Engineer at WBNS, which was the first station in Ohio to convert to full high-definition studio broadcasting. Owen held a VP position for the Austin Company where he designed TV stations around the world, and was also a VP of Engineering for Taft Broadcasting. John brought his Chief status to QCommunications in 2008 as owner and Chief Technical Officer.

SBE- CH 52 Chairman

SBE - Sustaining Member


John Owen




Contact Us -Repack waits for no one! We make it happen!

Established in 2006, QComm has provided negotiation, engineering, project management, and installation services to 69 TV stations as part of the 2GHz relocation project, transitioning the stations ENG capabilities from analog to digital operations. Prior to establishing QComm Tony zumMallen and his business partner, John Owen, both served on the Sprint/Nextel 2GHZ team to relocate the stations. Tony and John established QComm to work with the broadcasters to ensure that the stations maximized the benefits of the Sprint/Nextel 2GHZ deal as per the FCC requirements.


REPACK - continuing in the same vein in helping the broadcasters, QCOMM, has been tracking the Repack all along and has been instrumental in participating in the final Repack rules and have now repacked over 75 transmitters from initial 399 and evaluation to Installation and FCC true-up. 


Broadcast Community  Societies:

SBE - Sustaining Members

CH52 - Chairman - John Owen

CH59 - member Tony zumMallen


National Translator Association- Member 

Next Gen TV Coalition, formerly LPTV COALITION - Member



                                                             "QComm Stands for Quality Behind the Scenes."


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Lees Summit, MO 64063



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