This rascally young radio whelp, a budding wild one, sticks his tongue out at authority as he rides the turntables of ALHS, a small high school radio station at Abraham Lincoln High School.
The San Jose, Calif., school had a full-fledged radio arts program in the late 1940s through the 1950s. According to a source, “Those were radio heydays, offering career opportunities during the dominance of network radio and before TV eclipsed radio as the nation’s go-to entertainment option.”
As for the facilities, “The ‘board’ in that snapshot was custom-built by the San Jose School District’s Audio-Visual Department. It had three mic inputs, two turntables, and could pull-up remotes from the gym, the Dramatic Arts classroom and the football field.”
Recording was done on an Ampex 600. “But before that there was a Brush Soundmirror, and earlier a Presto K8 disc lathe. The school never had an on-air presence ... an official, licensed one, anyway,” our source says.
Fortunately, the young man in the picture eventually left behind his youthful dalliance with demon radio to become a productive citizen and a successful businessman.
Learn more about Inovonics founder Jim Wood in this Radio World article, “Wood Reflects on 40 Years.”
Radio World is plenty proud of our technical advisor Tom McGinley, who has contributed so much to this publication over the years (and never fails to bring a smile to everyone he works with). Tom, now with Townsquare Media after a long tenure with CBS Radio, recently was named Engineer of the Year by SBE Seattle Chapter 16 for his dedication and long-term leadership involvement in the chapter and its committees, including a recent notable expansion of the scholarship program. He’s shown with chapter board member Marty Hadfield at the chapter’s annual picnic on Vashon Island at the historic KIRO 710 kHz, 50 kW transmission facility. Way to go Tom!
Photo Arthur Willetts, SBE Chapter 16
Say this about Fox Sports Radio’s show host Doug Gottlieb (kneeling on the right), he’s got more than one talent. In early July he coached the United States team to the gold medal in the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel. And during the games he continued to host “The Doug Gottlieb Show.” Photo Dov Halickman
Recently Photo of the Week featured hot dogs, so why not go with something to wash them down? Milwaukee’s WYMS(FM) has just the brew — 88Nine Amplified Pale Ale. The craft beer was created for the radio station’s 10th anniversary by a Milwaukee-area brewery, Lakefront Brewery. The traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum but on these hot July days, maybe it should be beer.
Westwood One News’ correspondent Steve Kastenbaum had the enviable task of covering the July 4th hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island in Brooklyn.