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1960s Memories
Brown University

Newsroom and FM Studio
Fred Brack in Newsroom, Don Berns in FM Studio, Feb 1966
(from an article in the Providence Journal)
That's a reel-to-reel tape recorder, you recent WBRUers!
The news teletype is on the right in the newsroom,
with its streams of newsprint hanging on the walls.
We remember its dinging bell.
And look at the old Ampex reel-to-reel!

FM Studio
Fred Brack in the FM studio, May 1968
All the ads and promos were on the cartridges.
A shiny piece of foil stopped the machine,
ready for the next cut.  Remember to press
the button a half second early!

Jerry Hubeny and Dave Pearce
Dave Pearce gives Jerry Hubeny some advice in the AM studio, mid 60s.
Don't you love that mike!

Jerry Hubeny
Jerry cues a record.
(This photo and a few others were probably taken by Frank Giuliani,
the photographer for WICE where Jerry, Dave, and others worked part-time.)


Jerry Hubeny
Jerry Hubeny
(From the 1967 Liber Brunensis)
Harlan Hurwitz
Harlan Hurwitz prepares a newscast
(From the 1966 Liber Brunensis)

Andy Fisher
News Director Andy Fisher
(From the 1967 Liber Brunensis)
Andy Fisher
Stop talking in my ears!
(From the 1968 Liber Brunensis)

Andy Fisher
Butler Chevrolet was an advertiser with WBRU
and the ad copy included "I know Ed Butler"!

Fred Brack
Fred Brack
(From the 1968 Liber Brunensis)

Jim Brennan
Jim Brennan
(From the 1968 Liber Brunensis)

Roger Norton
Roger Norton
(From the 1969 Liber Brunensis)

Fred Berk
Fred Berk
That’s me all right doing my Saturday night Flower Freddy routine on WBRU.  I used to schlep my own records up to the station and do a progressive rock and blues show.  In those days, that would be Traffic, Taj, Hendrix, Dylan, etc.  The typical radio show at the time was pop music, and the sign over the studio door read “Flame,” which referred to the commercial, upbeat DJ style of the day.  I guess my show was a radical departure from that style, both in its tone and its music.  WBCN in Boston was just getting started with the same type of programming.  I haven’t thought about it in a long time, but I suppose this was seminal progressive radio.

Don Berns
Don Berns
(From the 1967 Liber Brunensis)
Fred Mattfield
Chief Engineer Fred Mattfield
(From the 1966 Liber Brunensis)

 

In the studio
Dave Ogden
Vito Perillo
? and Vito Perillo scan the output of the news teletype
(From the 1964 Liber Brunensis)

Moe Shore circa 1970
Moe Shore, circa 1970

AM studio in 1964
Person unknown from Brown 200th Anniversary brochure in 1964

Person unknown at board
Person unknown around 1970?


Fred Brack using our Remote Board temporarily setup in
Studio A (the general meeting room) while the AM board is repaired
(Lynda Akerstrom and George Hyde on the bench; probably 1965)


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