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The Quest for the Perfect Control Room

Posted by Paul Randall Dickerson on Feb 22, 2017 2:45:00 AM

The arrangement of equipment in radio studio control rooms was often the result of a tussle between programmers and engineers. In one extreme, the control room may have been a dream for jocks to operate, but a nightmare for techs to service. Too far the other way, and you had a setup that could be easily serviced, but required an octopus to operate. Most were a compromise (although some would be better termed a stalemate).

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Topics: Radio History, Studio Technology, Broadcast Engineering

Saul Levine: FM Radio Pioneer

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jul 31, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Saul Levine, one the pioneers of FM radio in Los Angeles, has been operating KKGO 105.1 since February 1959. Through his company, Mount Wilson Broadcasting, KKGO is the oldest, independent FM station in Los Angeles and one of the very few independent FMs remaining in any major market.

The station originally signed on as KBCA, became KKGO, then KMZT, then returned to the KKGO call letters in 2007. The station began as a classical music outlet, then had a long-running jazz format, returned to classical, and finally adopted a successful country music format.

Recently, Omnia Brand and Marketing Manager Denny Sanders spoke with Saul Levine at his Los Angeles headquarters.

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Topics: Radio History

The EKKO Stamp Fad with Philip Mulivor

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 23, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Nearly 100 years ago radio stations were so new the owners didn’t know who was listening or where. Without the Internet or even many telephones gathering listener reports was spotty. Then the EKKO company hit on a stroke of genius: Radio EKKO Stamps and collector’s books to fill with them. Radio historian and electronics professor, Philip Mulivor, joins us to reveal the fascinating story of early radio listening, and keeping track of stations with EKKO stamps.

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Topics: Radio History

Ted Alexander: Radio Fan Engineers Amazing Broadcast Career

Posted by Dave Sarkies on May 22, 2014 9:20:00 AM

If it can be done in radio, Ted Alexander has probably done it. Broadcast Engineer, Disc Jockey, Talk Show Host, Traffic Reporter, Voiceover Artist… and now Support Specialist for The Telos Alliance. Ted’s career in the industry spans more than five decades – impressive enough – but his interest in radio goes back as far as he can remember. “Before I could walk,” Ted says, “lying on my back in bed… the buttons on my clothes looked like buttons on a radio, and I thought ‘If I could somehow push a button and make radio come out…’ To this day, I’m as fascinated with radio as I ever was.”

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Topics: Radio, Radio History

Lee Sherwood's Radio Journey: Stella Nebraska to Major Market Hitmaker

Posted by Geoff Steadman on Apr 16, 2014 12:13:00 PM

My uncle was a guy with a golden voice and a master story teller’s delivery. He could have read the ingredients on a box of cake mix and make you want to listen.

From my early memories of the promotional LP’s that he sent my dad, to the WQAM Tiger sweatshirt my mom used to wear around the house, having your father’s only sibling on the radio brought our industry into my young mind.

With little warning, cancer took him from us in February. He left an enormous digital footprint of creativity, accomplishment and contribution to broadcasting. I proudly write in tribute to his legacy.

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Topics: Radio History

Radio In The Ranks: The AFRTS Audio Archive

Posted by Tom Vernon on Jun 28, 2013 4:14:00 PM

For Americans posted overseas in combat or peacekeeping duty, US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) has been a constant companion to men and women in uniform for over 70 years, beginning with its World War II origins as the Armed Forces Radio Service. Although the service's origin was to support the troops in battle areas (like WWII London), AFRS and AFRTS personnel have been stationed nearly everywhere there was a US outpost, from Riyadh to the DEW Line installation in the Aleutian Islands.

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Topics: Radio History

Save KRE!

Posted by Tom Vernon on Jul 7, 2012 3:26:00 PM

It has been dubbed the West Coast center devoted to all things radio. But today, the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) is in danger of losing its headquarters. The beautifully-restored art deco KRE building that has been home to CHRS, the Bay Area Radio Museum (with its hundreds of vintage San Francisco airchecks, listenable on-line), and Hall of Fame for the past nine years, is being sold. The landlord has gone into bankruptcy, and CHRS must quickly raise $750,000 to purchase the building.

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Topics: Radio History

Stations, Playlists, and Charts, Oh My!

Posted by Clark Novak on Aug 31, 2011 5:46:00 PM

Many of us in the business grew up during the golden age of Top 40 radio, and still recall fondly the surveys, playlists and other ephemera that surround the era. Tim Warden, an IT consultant based in Tucson, has a thing for those old AM surveys as well - and has put a site up to collect and share them.

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Topics: Radio History