Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by townsend, Dec 12, 2019.
Rare KSFO Radio promotional lightbulb. And as you can see, it still works! This one is even rarer than the RCA bulb that shows up from time to time.
The circle depicts an old microphone stand with the station's call letters on top.
That's not a test pattern, mate . . .
. . . this is a test pattern.
Besides, I'm familiar with the person who did the other re-creation. Someone named Burnham, originally posted on a broadcast website that no longer exists as the person who ran it is now dead. Accuracy of those patterns left a lot to be desired. One of this Burnham person's repros was used when one of the NYC stations ended regular analogue broadcasting and went on one of those "night light" transmissions before all analogue TV transmission ended, in 2009:
That station, from 1951 to 1984, was . . .
Ever get the feeling that that almost looks like an abstract drawing of a phonograph record held together with strapping tape on each side?
Johnny Mathis at Columbia Records 30th St. Studio, New York, late 1950's
And before any other wildly inaccurate TP repro (terminology from Worldwide TV-FM DX Association and RCA's John R. Meagher) gets posted:
. . . this hews more to what actually was (color calibration approximate depending on which film chain was in use prior to morning sign-on). One repro "out there" had this in B&W, with the font layout way off. And this debuted in 1974 (the year the station in question moved its transmitter to said circularly polarized antenna at that now-Chicago landmark that's now known as something else)!
Well excuuuuse me
Funny you should bring Steve Martin up, as the NYC flagship that ran the show on which he was a frequent guest (Saturday Night Live), after signing off for the night, going to Gaussian white noise, and then rebooting the carrier for another broadcast day, would show this:
In Washington, DC, from the late '70's to the mid-'80's, the NBC flagship in Washington, DC had this layout (and color calibration):
And two of their affiliates:
. . . both of which are now CBS O&O's.
Wildly inaccurate? I will live in penitence for this grievous error for the rest of my days. Please find it in your heart to forgive my transgression.
Those who transmit such inaccuracies, I bear no ill will. Those that perpetrated them, however . . .
And I'm sure some New Yorkers frequenting here will remember this oldie but goodie when waking up in the morning way back when . . .
Well, it's not you posted photos of KISS or porn stars
Yma Sumac with Sophie Tucker, 1951.
Amazingly, TraveLodge is still around. Only it's now called Travelodge. Just as Kentucky Fried Chicken is now merely KFC. And Mobil's part of ExxonMobil. And so on.
And raise your hands if you remember getting up to this in the morning:
Sophie Tucker... who, in their early days, Paul McCartney would name as The Beatles' favorite American group.
We're all a little stressed out these days due to the pandemic...this has been an awesome thread - we're 958 pages in - so please let's not let this turn into another bicker-fest. We have stated our opinions about certain posters, there are ways to ignore posters or just scroll by, so let's let it lie. The gorts can handle anything inappropriate, which no one appears to be doing. Cheers.
Now back to pictures! Kauai 2019 - the sunsets were just spectacular.
Photo by Janviper06
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