Monday, January 03, 2011

JEFF SCOTT:. I'm disappointed that I am only the second source who is aware of Ellis Dahlin, who in my opinion is (was) one of the finest Audio Technologists ever to cross my 50 Years in Television Broadcasting. According to Frank O'connell, Technical Producer, my term that I reference, whenever I hear his name, would only Use Ellis on the toughest, most demanding "SPECIALS" jobs that came his way, one of them being "THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT." (my Show)

Ellis' genius came into play when he had to invent new equipment and systems to carry out the sounds necessary to give the sound the "same" quality at home as was heard in the studio and Ellis did so without any fanfare or accolades in creating the impossible.

I no longer work as a TV Producer, but for the last 10 years I've written 3 books dealing with the earliest television and stories about the Greatest Generation, Mine!.

Now let me give you what I know now that might give you some leads:

Frank O'Connell was one of 4 people who formed a TV Production (technical) Company in Rutherford, N.J. to service Stations, Networks, Madison Ave et al in the upper 70's and 80's

I used Frank on my U.S. and European ventures. By the way, the name of the company was CLOS (each letter stands for the first letter of each Principal's last name).

This is it for the present as I've been out of touch for some time. I'd start with the details about "CLOS" as they were well received and regarded.

Good Luck, John L. Koushouris