Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Address of Studio 58 is wrong ... It was 841 Ninth Ave. The Studio was given over to Channel 13 in 1961.
This building contained the studio and master control for channel 13 until 1980, when master was relocated to 356 west 58th. St. The Studio was used until 1982. The Dick Cavett Show and the McNeil Lehrer Newshour were the last shows produced at this facility under the banner of 13.
The studio was then leased to Teletape productions and later Unitel, until bankruptcy closed the facility. Channel 13 then sold the Building to Alvin Ailey and they subsequently tore the building down in the late 90's.
I was an engineer for 13 from 1971 to 1996. I am now working as a video engineer for ABC.

Nick Besink