Monday, August 25, 2008

Page 12 has been updated with new information from Harry Charles
and a new (old) picture from Harold Deppe. Click here --> Page 12

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dave..

Thanks to the Gang at WWW.cbs Retirees.Com. If 90 is Middle Age Then U-Matic Tape is a New Standard.
Best Regards To All.
Harold Deppe
P.S. Wish all of us could have made 90....But if you are still around keep in touch.
We like to read...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

WBEZ (NPR in Chicago) is doing a piece on former CBS engineer Fred Turner,
who retired in the 70's or early 80s. Can anyone provide the years of his death, presumably in the 1990s.
I'm John McDonough and have written and produced many pieces for NPR's All Things Considered
with Robert Trout and Walter Cronkite.
Thanks for any help.

Cheers...
John McDonough
Johnmcd7@aol.com
Hi.

I have no connection with CBS or Lee Jordan, but I am familiar with his distinct announcing style and saw his name on the credits of one of the Thanksgiving Day parades some years ago. I have to come across your website and I noticed than an engineer a few months ago was interested in getting touch with Mr. Jordan. Well, I found the WSB radio history website and learned that Mr. Jordan passed away in 2005. It makes me sad that a number of staff announcers from the golden age of radio and television are no longer with us. I was saddened also to learn to Bill Gilliand's recent passing. They were two of the best announcers, among many others, including Hal Simms, Wally King and Alan Berns, that helped make CBS the Tiffany Network.

Best wishes,

Myron King
Retired CBS Engineer Harold Deppe, Sr., just turned 90 in Tucson, AZ.
He retired from CBS NYC's engineering department, where he worked Videotape among other areas.
He's and seen in a number of pictures on the CBS Engineering Retirees website, particularly on this page:

http://www.cbsretirees.com/rem-images/page_7/page1.html
Watch for the picture of Harold and an old friend.
His son Harold, Jr. was in touch this morning and is heading over to a celebration.
Harold Jr. is in engineering maintenance at the ABC affiliate in Tucson, and has Quad experience.
We asked him to tell his father "Hello" from other Quad users.
Hope to see posts from both on the list in the future.

Ted Langdell
Ted Langdell Creative Broadcast Services
209 East 12th Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Main: (530) 741-1212
Cell: (530) 301-2931
Secretary for the
QuadVideotapeGroup.com:
Preserving Tape, Equipment and the Knowledge to use them, in conjunction with the Library of Congress
ted@quadvideotapegroup.com
HELLO........................
HELLO.......................
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE????????????????????
LET THE
HAROLD ANGELS SING
ON SCHUTZMAN, ON DEPPE
WILL BRING TO THIS WEBSITE
MORE STORIES WITH
ZING!!!!!!
FRANK NOVACK
FAQ's Why is the top of the hour time tone off by 8 seconds?

WCBS now broadcasts in high definition. It takes 8 seconds for HD to encode and then decode at a HD receiver. Consequently, the regular analog signal must be delayed 8 seconds in order for the broadcasts to synch. Also, it is not as simple as starting the time tone 8 seconds earlier to make it hit the airwave "on time." The issue is much more complex. However, WCBS is working to find a solution as HD radio becomes more mainstream. For more information on HD radio, visit www.hdradio.com .

Harold Schutzman

Monday, August 18, 2008

HOW TO HELP OLD BUDDY ROYCE FISH WITH EARLY QUAD MACHINE INFO
MRLYBNE writes:

Let's see now: ATTENDED AMPEX SCHOOL 1959, REDWOOD CITY, CA. MGM TELESTUDIOS HAD PURCHASED EARLY MACHINES. JOHN KRAUST AND SAL LETTIERI (EX CBS) WERE EARLY TAPE TECHS AND EDITORS. I SPENT A YEAR IN TAPE THEN RETURNED TO STUDIOS. MACHINES WERE 1000 A AND MY GRAD CERTIFICATE IS AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE. PLEASE TEAR THIS E-MAIL RAGGEDLY, APPLY FERROUS OXIDE, SCOPE THE CONTROL TRACK, STROP YOUR FAVORITE RAZOR BLADE , ETC., ETC. I BELIEVE THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST IRON DUSTED, SHAVED, EDITED E-MAIL.

FRANK NOVACK