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Bob Lenio

Bob Lenio

About Bob

Bob is WBJC's Chief Engineer. If you have a question about signal reception, equipment or the website streaming, you can contact Bob at blenio@bccc.edu or 410-580-5800.

Oct. 10 2014

ENGINEER BOB’S RADIO GALLERY IS BACK!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

This radio is a GLF model F-770, circa 1948.  GLF stands for Grange League Federation, which was a farmer’s co-op in upstate New York.  In the late forties, the Grange League Federation founded six FM stations in upstate New York and formed the Rural Radio Network to serve farming communities.   They marketed these well-built 10 […]

Dec. 19 2013

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery – Winter Edition!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 1 Comment

  This beautiful radio is The Auditron Single Channel FM Radio, with the original box!   This radio does not have a tuning control. It is set to receive a single station. The knob below the phony dial is merely a fine-tuning control. This one came factory tuned to WFLN-FM, the now defunct Philadelphia classical […]

Aug. 09 2013

Stereo, but in a different way

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 3 Comments

This late nineteen-fifties Emerson model 908 table radio received stereo broadcasts  years before the current FM multiplex stereo standard was adopted.  Some AM&FM broadcast stations were starting to experiment with stereo broadcasting by  using their AM signal for the left channel and their FM for the right, or vice-versa. This radio allows you to listen […]

Jun. 15 2013

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery 2

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

GE “Atomic 440” Radio  From the “Atomic” design style of the 1950’s. I saw one of these radios in an old photo of WBJC’s transmitter site (actual picture!), so I had to have one!   This GE “Atomic 440” radio has seven tubes and a selenium rectifier. There is a phono input on the back.   I […]

Mar. 16 2013

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 3 Comments

This Emerson radio dates back to the late 1940’s. The cabinet was designed by the studios of Raymond Loewy, famed industrial designer.  Lowey was responsible for the design of the Shell Oil logo, Studebaker automobiles, Coca-cola products and the US postal service eagle logo.  It was quite unusual for a company like Emerson to build […]

May. 09 2012

Photos of our new transmitter building – up in the air!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 3 Comments

This is how you move a building with a crane     Related posts: Photos of our new transmitter building – At the factory! New Transmitter Needs a Name! Fancy new things to click!

May. 07 2012

Photos of our new transmitter building – In our driveway!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 3 Comments

                                                    Related posts: Photos of our new transmitter building – At the factory! Fancy new things to click! CONNECTIVITY ISSUES

May. 04 2012

Photos of our new transmitter building – At the factory!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 4 Comments

The prefab building is now at the end of the assembly line, meaning delivery will be soon!               Related posts: I can’t find the Listen Buttons!! Photos of our new transmitter building – up in the air! Spring Pledge Drive Success!

Apr. 18 2012

Photos of WBJC Main and Aux Transmitters

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 1 Comment

   These transmitters will soon be replaced.                           Main transmitter                 Auxiliary Transmitter Related posts: New Transmitter Needs a Name! Fancy new things to click! CONNECTIVITY ISSUES

Mar. 28 2012

New Transmitter Building Project

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 8 Comments

WBJC is in the process of installing a new precast building to house two new transmitters and ancillary equipment for analog and HD transmission.  Here you see the preliminary work on the slab foundation for the new building.             Here’s the completed   foundation.  The building to the  right houses WBJC’s […]

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