Posts Tagged ‘radio’

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 […]

Jan. 11 2013

Cat Pictures And So Much More!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Today I’m (very belatedly) piggybacking on Judith’s November 27th post about e-readers. For a long time, I insisted that I would never read books on an electronic device. I love technology, but I also adore the feel, smell, and look of a printed book. As time went on, however, the idea of being able to […]

Nov. 22 2012

Holidays are what (and when) you make them

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve had WBJC on since 10 this morning (and of course, I hope you have) you might have noticed that I’m working. If a holiday falls on a weekday, I’ll be here unless I ask for vacation time in advance, and you know what? That doesn’t bother me one bit. Many people […]

Feb. 06 2012

What a weekend!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 6 Comments

As you are probably aware, WBJC had its Winter On-Air Fund Drive last weekend. Our listeners were as generous as ever & we actually exceeded our projected financial goal for the drive, so we’re a tired, yet happy bunch this morning. Big thanks to everyone who called in a pledge – you keep the music […]

Feb. 01 2012

What a nice way to end a workday!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a man who needed me to help him ID a classical piece. That’s all in a day’s work around here, but there were a couple of unusual things about this request. First, the caller had a snippet of a recording to play for me, which […]

Jan. 25 2012

Pop socks

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

If you think that Mark has sounded blue or Dyana has sounded green the past couple of days, it’s not because they are, respectively, sad or sick, it’s that all the WBJC announcers now have individualized multicolored pop socks.  (For the uninitiated, a pop sock is the cover that goes over a microphone to minimize […]

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