WINS drops teletype bed

Paul Connors
Wed Dec 7 16:00:53 EST 2005

On 7 Dec 2005 at 11:39, Shawn Mamros wrote:

>  In the "old days", it would've been a
> continuous-loop cart, but nobody uses those anymore (unless they've
> got a fanatic CE who keeps one cart machine going solely for that
> purpose!  Nah, they wouldn't do that...).

Of course a continuous-loop teletype SFX cart was used behind many
newscasts, and not only on all-news stations.  Who can forget the lovely
sound of the splice going by..."blurp"... especially on stations running
lots of compression!

I remember the days (until the mid-'70's) when WORC in Worcester had two
actual teletypes in the news studio chattering away live on the air.  One
for AP and the other UPI.  How many listeners these days actually know what
that "noise" in the background on WINS newscasts is?  Would it mean
anything to folks under, say, 40?

Paul Connors

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