Retrochad's Miscellaneous Photos
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Here I am at AM Stereo 1340, WOUB, Athens, Ohio, 1999. At one time I
worked in the radio business (am now in the Petroleum business.) This
is a scene which may never be seen again...playing 45 RPM records live
on the air. This was on a program called Goldrush which does not exist
anymore. It was an "Adult Standards" music show. We had a Dalet
computer system for playing jingles, news and sports actualities. Just
a few years earlier, we were still using "carts".
Photo by Matt Sepic.
Here I am at age 16, the proud new owner of a DuKane public address
console. This unit features 100 station capability, talk and listen
intercom, a 60-watt power amp with 2 6CD6 output tubes, and a record
I bid on this at a school auction in Twinsburg, Ohio and got it for
$50.00. A forklift was used to load it into Dad's Aerostar and I used
brute force strength to haul it into the house! I used to have this
system hooked up to several horn speakers in trees in the backyard plus
a speaker at the pool. It's currently in Mom and Dad's game room
covered up with a blanket, awaiting its trip to my home! When I left my
parents' house in Ohio for my new home in Texas, I only was able to
take what would fit in my Grand Marquis, so a few more trips will be
needed to load up my collection from when I was a kid.
Pecos Theatre, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. This theatre has been operating
since the 1920's and still uses carbon arc lamps and tube-type sound
equipment. This photo was taken on a trip Gregory (Organist1982) and I
went on to
Albuquerque in 2004.
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