Music Till Dawn on WEEI

Ron Bello
Wed Feb 27 15:55:07 EST 2008

There was always a union tech on the other side of the
glass in master control.  The only jock who had any idea
of different levels in the mid 70s was Bill Smith.  He would
ask for adjustments.  Compression did it for the rest.

At 03:32 PM 2/27/2008, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
>On 25 Feb 2008 at 18:42, wrote:
> > Well this didn't sit well with Westinghouse and they devised a system
> > to eliminate union jobs. The WEEI contract stated that a technician
> > must operate anything with a VU meter. So WBZ whipped up combo boards
> > with no VU meters and made the jocks run them.
>Without VU meters, how did people keep from having the levels too
>high?  An automatic limiter?  I remember VU meters at WMUA in the
>1960s, and we used to watch them while records were playing and while
>we were talking and adjust the levels as needed.
>A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
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