| This site is not only for the people
wanting to remember the "good old days" of broadcasting, but also for the new
people in the business who haven't got a clue as to what has gone on before!
comments and questions to me via this link.
Japanese News Media Radio, TV, and
- One into Four: ABC Radio
ABC Radio was legally able to serve a thousand stations with four networks at a
time when FCC rules didn't allow multiple network operation.
"Network Cue Tones" page [letter "N"] for information on the network cue
- Amos and Andy
from behind the scenes at the "Amos 'n' Andy" show told by a producer of the
show. (Get a hankie ready! No. Get several!)
- Announcer Test
Think you can
make it as an announcer? Try this test and see.
- Automation Units
with the units from Schaefer Electronics, Chatsworth CA.
- "Beany & Cecil" was "Time for
I was surprised to learn that the animated cartoon series had
been preceeded by a puppet show done live on KTLA, Los Angeles. Not only was
Bob Clampett the creator of the show, but Stan Freberg and Daws Butler supplied
voices for the show.
- Don Burden Loses Licenses
article about Don Burden losing his station licenses.
- Broadcasting 101
An ever expanding list of people and events that all
broadcasters should know, or be aware of.
- Cameras and other TV station
Just what the title says.
- Cameras (Even More)
Control Rooms and more from Germany, Japan and Argentina
This is a
contributor from Argentina. Thanks, Anselmo!
Warning: Big Files!
- Color TV Systems
A look at the
two color TV systems that were trying to win FCC approval in the early fifties.
- Robert Flanders Profile Man who had a long career with Indianapolis Radio and TV WFBM AM-FM-TV, then WRTV when McGraw-Hill bought the TV station. Very interesting profile.
- FM"Superpower" Radio Stations (Yes,
I have provided a link to another site that covers this much, much better.
- Indianapolis Radio and Television
Pictures of radio and TV stations from the Indianapolis area.
- Indianapolis Radio and Television 2
Material from another collector in Tennessee.
- Indiana Radio 1933
list of stations on the air in 1933.
- The KLEE-TV Reception Hoax
have heard of this. If not, here's the story and the solution! How a Texas TV
station was seen thousands of miles away (overseas!) and three years after they
signed off. (This was way-y-y-y before videotape!)
- KTLAWe Had a Blast
Note: This is
not science fiction!
The phone company wanted a lot of time and money to
install a line from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, there was less than thirty days
to get the job done.
This is the the story of how Klaus Landsburg at KTLA,
Los Angeles, did the impossible and delivered quality TV signals to the entire
nation of an atomic bomb test.
- Klaus LandsbergA Biography
Klaus Landsberg made his way to Los Angeles to build a television station that
became a leader in programming and electronic innovation.
- Yuma, Arizona, Radio Station helps
concoct flying record
KYUM, in the spirit of community service, helps
put together a promotion to keep a single engine airplane aloft for new world's
- Links Other places to visit
after you've seen all there is to see at this location.
- "Clayton Moore NOT the only Lone
Clayton Moore was not the only man to play the Lone Ranger on
TV or Radio.
- NBC Radio "Monitor"
trivia about the long running weekend radio show and its "magazine" format.
- MPATI: TV from the Sky--BS (before
Note: This is not science fiction, either!
those of you that thought "BS" meant that this story was a total
- Music Survey
For the last week
in June, 1969. WIFE Radio, 1310 kHz, Indianapolis.
- NBC-TV Logos
A variety of NBC
logos and an NBC test pattern (no call letters).
(from the "Time and
Again" open and close montage on MSNBC.)
- Network Cue Tones Bits of trivia about
the cue tones used by network radio stations to automate or alert stations on
programming and commercials.
- ABC Radio Tone System This page
deals with the cue system for the ABC Radio Network starting with 1968 when the
network split into four radio services.
- News Point / Counterpoint
entertainment division brings in a big time, secret guest but the news
department wants him, too. Which division should win out? When does News
A visit to the TV and
Radio Museum of Private, Non-commercial broadcaster NHK, Tokyo, Japan.
- Radio of Yesteryear A commentary on
what radio was, and how, through program division and market segmentation, we
have lost a sense of community by not having something to really listen to on
- Radio Network Operations in San
Why was there a need for a network
operations center in San Francisco?
Do you know NBC's former colors?
- Radio & TV Schedules Reproductions
of TV and radio schedules from the late 40's and 50's.
- What is a Sigalert?
California people already know what it is, and if you read this guy's article,
but if you don't know what a Sigalert is read about it here.
- Station Histories A small section
dedicated to the histories of broadcast stations.
- FCC Information Bulletin on
A report on experiments in subliminal messages on TV.
- Early TV Operations Before 1945
Information for those of you that didn't know there were TV stations on
the air before 1945.
For further information see the book: "Please Stand
By: A Prehistory of Television" by Michael Ritchie. Order it from your
bookstore, or find it in your local Public Library.
- TV & Radio Schedules Reproductions
of TV and radio schedules from the late 40's and 50's.
- TV & Ads Advertisements of
televisions from the 1950's.
- The ABC's of Test Patterns
detailed explanation of what test patterns did. (They're not just a work of
art! Although at least one person has done so.)
- Test Pattern Collection
collection of test patterns, stations ids, Academy leader countdowns, etc.
- Video Museum Pictures from a couple of
- Pictures of pioneer station W3XE
and its later life as WPTZ and KYW-TV
Material from another collector
- WKRP in Cincinnati--AM or
Remember the original show? Was it an AM or an FM station? (This is
the original CBS-TV network series, and not the first-run syndicated programs
produced later. I missed those shows and I do not know if any changes were
- WLW Radio ---AM and Shortwave
and pieces, some technical, about WLW, not only "the Nation's Station," but
also the world.
The story is spread out over four pages, but you'll be able
to navigate from each page.
- "Watching the World Series in
What a TV station in Yuma, Arizona did to bring its citizens the
World Series -- live.
- "When Working in Radio was Fun!"
The title says it all. What it was like to work in radio before big
corporations, automation, and satellites took over.
By the way, here's that Indian Head Test
Pattern you're looking for.
(But please, see the rest of my site
Anybody got a copy of a more modern Indian
Head? If you do please send it to me.