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Re: Fw: [ARSCLIST] TV history research question

From:

Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:54:22 -0500

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Did anyone already reply that the East-West divide along the Mississippi
was introduced only after the establishment of a number of licenses which
were allowed to retain their call letters despite their geographic location.

DDR

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Feustle, Maristella <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A number of the stations in North Texas predate the policy that put "W"
> firmly east of the Mississippi and "K" to the west. There are a handful of
> "K" stations east of the Mississippi as well (e.g., KDKA). We've got a
> bunch of the W's: WFAA, WBAP, and WRR. These callsigns date to the very
> early '20s.
>
> Maristella Feustle
> Music Special Collections Librarian
> University of North Texas
> ________________________________________
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [
> [log in to unmask]] on behalf of Tom Fine [
> [log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:35 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fw: [ARSCLIST] TV history research question
>
> Dave Breneman, please fix your ARSC e-mail account so REPLY goes to the
> list and not to you!
>
> Folks, see below, link is relevant to current JFK assassination discussion.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: "David Breneman" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TV history research question
>
>
> > Related to this thread ...
> >
> > http://www.akdart.com/vtr/vtr.html
> >
> > This website shows photographs of Dallas station KRLD from the times of
> the Kennedy assassination.
> > The equipment used that day is probably pictured among these images.
> >
> > Question -- why are some Dallas TV stations Kxxx and some Wxxx? I
> thought Wxxx was only east of
> > the Mississippi?
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Breneman" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:59 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TV history research question
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >> One annoying technical aspect of the footage I've been looking at,
> >> particularly from CBS and NBC, is that the picture looses synch and
> >> starts to roll just about each time there's a cut to another camera or
> >> a remote video source. I'm assuming that's a problem with the
> >> original transfers of the 2" Quad tapes.
> >
> > That was a common occurance on television in the days before
> > genlock could be synced between remote locations. It started
> > to disappear some time in the 70s, when local stations began
> > to be able to lock their sync generators to the network. Before
> > that, you lost sync every time the station cut to or from the
> > network.
> >
>



-- 
Dennis D. Rooney
303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
New York, NY 10023
212.874.9626

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