GMC mobile studios

Mark Watson
Sun Sep 30 10:09:37 EDT 2018

Bill Smith wrote:

>CAP Remotes were wicked fun in the newsroom when the Cohen brothers  were tuning the Marti feed from the GMC ("The Unit"). That's where the base 2-way was, conveniently located with audio aimed at the booth.
>Sometimes the traffic over KCG 492 would become tense as the boys struggled for the best shot,  but BillO's tests were quite amusing since his inside joke patter went far over the CoBros heads

Occasionally, even with the tests and tuning for the best Marti shot, when it came time after the TOH news to throw it to the remote location, still not a usable signal, which meant the board op played a long song, one of three they rotated for Marti signal fill were "American Pie", "American City Suite" (great Cashman & West forgotten hit) and the album version of "Miracles" by Jefferson Starship, which contains a suggestive verse not found on the 45 version that CAP usually played, that verse also going far over the Ike & Maurice's heads. 

Mark Watson

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