From: "Dan Nelson" <[log in to unmask]>
> That GE transcription arm was used in a lot of radio stations because the
> cartridge slid in/out and could play lps and ets easy just change
> cartg and weight.
> All the turntables at KPOL los angeles had them with red marks for ets
> and blue mark for lps weights with matching color lp and et stylus in
> GE VR cartridges.
> Eventually they did away with the ets and went all lps with the same
I never see any of these arms for sale any where ...... maybe they wernt
that widely used.
> Im lucky i ended up with 2 of them when KPOL went automation and scraped
> the tt's, which are now rewired for stereo carts.
Back in the early seventies I was DJ and then Music Director for an
AM-band carrier-current station serving the dorms at Illinois State
(Normal) University. I was charged with setting up and running an
LP-based music library (we could also play 45's, but didn't assemblea
library thereof). We had all our PSA's and suchlike on carts; we were
also thinking about putting our music on cart as well...but never did
so mainly because we were trying to avoid "limited playlists!"
We had two tt's and two r2r machines; we used the latter for
comedy programs (most of which I wrote...!). ISU had an FM
station as well; at that time it played only classical musid. WGLT
still exists...oddly enough they now offer an all-blues service
on the Internet...!
Steven C. Barr