[Tig] TX stories
Tue Mar 4 21:37:02 GMT 2003
Anybody else got old TX stories?
1978 or so in Hollywood.
My neighbor was the dam-keeper at the Hollywood reservoir.
They had just installed remote telemetry all over the water system
and there were terminals at each reservoir.
We would watch the whole Los Angeles water system pressure go to
absolute ZERO for about twenty seconds every commercial break during
Academy awards and the Superbowl games.
"The reel order went 1,3,2,3,4, or similar. He actually showed one
KHJ-tv, Hollywood 1962. Independent station. They would push the
"Million Dollar Movie" the whole week.
When it hit the air about 7:30 pm with a minimum crew, we would be
into the feature about 5 or 6 minutes looking for the film cues which
were not there, and then would find out that we were in the second
The projectionist would cuss because he would have to take down reel
three to put up reel one, and be defensive at the same time.
We had a really weird mechanical adding machine in the air control
room which would backtime. Meanwhile, NOBODY is calling in, even the
We had an operator named Red that would cackle over the intercom when
we showed "The Little Rascals", as he would watch scenes on air that
he had seen filmed right outside the building on Gower street when he
was a kid.
Bill Buck is probably the only one still alive that would remember
this stuff. Bill please say hello.
Pete Barth, petebart at pacificnet.net on 03/04/2003
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