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Friday, December 7, 2018: 
Mark and Paula headed to Kilgore, TX, to see the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications.
Above you'll see black and white televisions of the early 1950s.
Even Nipper the dog was there to greet them.  A phone booth!  When was the last time you saw one of those?
There are lots of lots radios from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Some very progressive television sets from the 1960s.
Chuck Conrad, creator and curator of the museum, was on hand in a radio studio explaining radio to visitors.
A typewriter instead of a computer in this 1960s radio studio, including an Associated Press teletype printer for news.
Reel to reel tape machines and turntables were sources of non-live audio.  That's the way it was.
Mark remembered the Magnecord PT-6 reel to reel tape recorder from the 1960s and 70s. 
The Mutual Network Broadcasting System went defunct and disappeared long ago.
The museum has an original Dumont Telecruiser remote TV truck from 1949.
It was on location to cover the President Kennedy assassination in 1963.
Yes, it was quite a marvel in its day.  Phil Patterson, volunteer at the museum, is seen here operating the the video equipment. 
Inside the Telecruiser there are audio and video mixing bays.  Note the ashtray on the right.  That was normal back then.
The The audio mixing console, in the lower left, is a model that Mark installed at KVBR Radio in Brainerd, MN, in 1964.
It has vacuum tubes, no transistors or integrated circuits.
Mark and Paula couldn't resist the temptation to be in front of a video camera on a television news set at the museum.

Quote of the day:    Broadcasting was my life.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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