Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pete Albis

And now for some good news!

Pete Albis is getting re-married!
Both he and his bride-to-be have both lost their spouses.
They are both "Senior Citizens", but feel like teen-agers!
The simple ceremony will take place on August 8th.
Let us all wish Peter and Jean a happy life together!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jim Whittier

Dave:
Thank you very much. Jim Whittier worked at WCBS-FM in NYC for nearly 15 years. After CBS-FM eliminated most of their technicians he moved over to the Broadcast Center joining the staff of "Search For Tomorrow", which I believe was aired on channel 4 but filmed at CBS. He retired around 1996 or 7 and I lost touch. I recently attended a WCBS Newsradio 88 reunion and somebody there told me he had passed away.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
 
John Landers
Brooklyn, New York

George Pataki

Hello Dave,

I just read in the August 2014 edition of QST magazine that George Pataki WB2AQC passed away.  He worked as a technician in Audio Maintenance and at the WCBS-TV transmitter.  I don't have any more information other than the listing in the QST Magazine "silent key" column.  George was an avid Ham Radio Operator who emigrated from Romania years ago and started work with CBS-TV.  He attained DXCC Honor Roll #1 after working all the countries of the World.

Bob Myers

As an aside, George worked with Steve Mendelsohn in radio, where they were known as "George of the Jungle" and "Super Chicken" from a, then current, TV cartoon show.

                     George of the Jungle Theme   Super Chicken Theme

                      To hear a theme, click on one of the links and then
                           click on "Open"  at the bottom of your page

Jim Whittier was a retired CBS tech and an old friend.  I heard recently that he passed away but I can find no mention on your website concerning his alleged passing. Can you please write back to me and let me know if Jimmy did in fact pass away.

Thank you,

John Landers
islandersb at aol.com

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Museum of Television Production Music

Hi Dave,
Great site! Could you possibly help us find Mike Constintine who was
the director of music for the network****
And Leo Guiliano who was a graphic artist he used to do a lot of the
campaigns there the only people that might remember who did the 1973 spots.

We also need your help in tracking down information regarding the ad agency
and jingle house that did these CBS promos in 1973. It is called CBS Is
Easy On The Eyes. CBS no longer has documents to reference that far back or
employees that were around in 1973.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSbZCdxuidU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8JVUhCi2s4


We are also always on the lookout for CBS television music and video of any
kind. Would you mind asking your members if anyone saved this type of thing?

Thank you very much for the help.

I sincerely appreciate it.

Regards,

Terry Wilkie
Museum of Television Production Music

TVPMM (tvmusicmuseum at gmail.com)