A few nice radio station images I found:
Image from page 142 of “Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits” (1922)
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Title: Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Grainger, Maurice J
Subjects: Radio Amateur radio stations
Publisher: New York : James A. McCann
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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gnal which is too weak to op-erate the detector tube can never be amplifiedby audio amplification, regardless of the num-ber of stages used. After the signal is strongenough to operate the detector, audio ampli-fication is effective up to two stages. Audioamplification, beyond this, is limited by dis-tortion and inherent audio tube noises. By radio amplification the original weak in-coming signal is raised to a value for effectiveoperation of the detector tube. Regardless ofhow weak the signal is to start with, a properradio amplification will bring it up to suffi-cient strength to make the detector function,after which audio amplification may be ap-plied. Stations which are normally beyondrange can, therefore, easily be brought in byusing radio amplification. By using a correct radio transformer theincoming signal frequency is amplified with-out the accompanying tube noises and localsounds, since the transformer will not respondto low frequency or audio sounds. Jarring H\i> l#-i i
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!I22 AMATEUR RADIO the tubes, etc., will, therefore, not produce aringing sound or disturb the receiver in anyway, as with audio, nor limit the number ofstages or radio amplification which the op-erator desires to use. CHAPTER XVIII CONDENSERS How Condensers Assist in Tuning—Fixed and Variable Condensers Condensers are very important parts of areceiving set. Without them we could nottune sharply. Condensers in their simplestforms or the kind used in practically all smallamateur receiving sets consist of a series ofwax paper sheets coated on one side with tinfoil. These sheets are laid club sandwich-wise, a sheet of tin foil, a sheet of wax paperand then a sheet of tin foil again until thereare, say a layer of seven pieces of paper andsix of tin foil. Half the sheets of tin foil areconnected to one wire and the other halfto another wire, these two wires forming theterminals of the condenser. Condensers have the property of accumulat-ing electrical energy and suddenly discharg-ing it
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WBEZ gift bag with matches & buttons
Image by TheeErin
Once inside the station, a table of gift bags awaited the Flickr group. Upstairs we discovered an even nicer table of snacky treats!
Vocolo is a project by WBEZ to get the community involved in production. A " creative free-for-all, with no shows and no stuffy time slots" if you will.
Sounds a lot like what college radio used to be.
I’m all for this new outreach, except the overt shout-out to the test-marketed lower-income listeners with buttons and matches reveals a little too much about the staff at WBEZ.
Come on guys. You are above using these unhealthy pandering tactics.