I wrote previously about some logs for WSRB, my former high school radio station, so figured I’d share a couple of photos as well.
WSRB circa 1982
This is where all the action took place. A simple 5-pot (pot = potentiometer, for adjusting volume) board with microphone, cart machine (like 8-track but only one track for ads/promos) and 2 turntables (record players).
My high school was very lucky to have a radio station, little did I know how close it came to not being around when I was there. I came across this article, though don’t remember that the station was on life support. An article in the high school paper wrote about it.
WSRB off the air
You can click on the image to read it, but basically it says that the students using the station had been irresponsible and the faculty weren’t sure if the station should continue.
I’ll be honest I’ve never had much of a connection with Memorial Day. Aside from my dad spending a bit of time in the army (non-wartime), there is no connection to the armed forces in my family. I realize it is greater in scope than just my family but it is where connections of that type begin. It seems though I did once depict something related to this holiday.
Pencil art of a graveyard
I wouldn’t say I’m artistic, that is my sister, but I did take an art class in high school ; had to get credits from somewhere. The above drawing was done as part of that class.
Here I am with the second part of WSRB logs. This will show another log, but really not that different from the one from yesterday. The main difference is links are provided to some of the PSA’s listed so you can hear them. You will have to download them to hear them since I have to pay extra to have them directly in the blog.
WSRB log 1-22-83
For this log I was the only one who worked that day. The files for your listening pleasure are some of my favorite PSA’s only one of which was played on this particular log.
This is the first of two posts with logs. I just thought someone might find it interesting what our high school radio station logs looked like. Yes we had a radio station in high school, it is no longer operational. This post contains one set of logs, Part 2 will contain a log plus a few links to some of the jingles and PSA’s (public service announcements) that were played. (I just realized yesterday I posted the raw image files and they were larger than the majority of people have their monitors set at if you wish to see the full image – fixed that in this post).
WRSB log Page 1 12-31-82
Here is the first page of the log for 12-31-82 which as you can see had 3 on-air personalities. Interestingly this is after 2 of us (Chris and myself) had already graduated high school. I remember doing a few shifts after I graduated but don’t recall how we got permission. I also do not recall the circumstances that led to me having the original copy of the log. The station is supposed to keep them. You’ll see in the gallery below (or click on “more” link) for the other pages and what they consist of is explained prior to it.