quick turntable question WOTW

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 22:50:07 EDT 2009

Hey Matt,

We had a WORKING (and occassionally used) Russco Pro turntable when I was at
WABV 1590 back in late 06 to mid 08.

WABV even had a working Gates, and later, a Radio Systems cart machine
always loaded with a cart ready to go.


On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Matt S. <audiskman@yahoo.com> wrote:

> To confirm since I was there at WOTW from 1980-82..they were Russco
> Turntables installed new around 1978 when Bob Cohen and Mike Siegal took
> over the station as interim operators after Eastminster Broadcasting lost
> the license.
> Russco's were made in Fresno California. The tone arms were made of
> laminated wood and were made by Microtrak based in the Springfield Mass.
> area. Anything else you need to know..:)  The cartridges were Stanton 500's
> I forget what the preamps were as they were hidden under the counter but
> they were new as well replacing some old tube units. The console was still
> the Altec 250_U which was really a recording console modified for broadcast
> use..sounded great when the tubes were kept fresh..we would still use the
> tube tester at Radio Shack at the Nashua Mall and buy replacements there.
> Does anyone at Radio Shack now even know what tubes were? Cart machines were
> new ITC triple deckers bought in 1980 and the processing was a used Dorrough
> DAP 310 that came from WHUE-FM.  Since every couple years a thread begins on
> this topic.....yes we were in mono but had a stereo generator keeping the
> pilot on. Later we experimented with an Orban stereo synthesizer.

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