Sarkes Tarzian (b. 1900, d. October 1987) was an engineer, inventor and broadcaster. He was born in Armenia, immigrated with his family to Philadelphia in 1907. He later got a job at RCA in Bloomington where he stayed until his death.
He is a 1977 member of the Monroe County Hall of Fame on which his plaque reads "Sarkes Tarzian, 1900 - Founder of Sarkes Tarzian Inc. 1944; Also founded WTTV, WTTS-AM and WGTC-FM; Prominent in republican politics; Bloomington civic leader."