The foundations of WGBH: 84 Mass. Ave.

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series The Don Hallock Collection

From Don Hallock: Many extraordinarily-gifted figures and luminaries of the day — in the arts, science, politics and education — found their ways into the halls and studios of the original WGBH-TV/FM studios at 84 Massachusetts Avenue.

A stranger in a strange land

This entry is part 6 of 23 in the series The Fred Barzyk Collection

From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!

In the Ille Novi – excerpts (1958)

From Paul Noble

The following are excerpts from the Ille Novi collection. These “underground” newsletters were circulated from mid-1958 to mid-1961, and edited by the Queen (Jean Brady) and Paul Noble.

September 1, 1958 (from Vol. 1, No. 2)

Videotape Works!

On Tuesday, July 29th, Jean Brady’s image was recorded on videotape at WGBH-TV, making the first use of the Ampex VTR machine. The picture and sound quality of VTR is almost idential with that of the live signal. Read more...

Bad news: Alumni lose their shirts

As of June 29, 2000, Brooks Leffler — supplier of our excellent reunion sportswear — sadly informs us that the last orders probably cannot be met. Quoth he:

I regret to tell you after all this time that there won’t be any more WGBH Reunion shirts. My screen printer has dropped the ball, and it’s just more hassle than it’s worth to get 8 shirts printed elsewhere. Prices would have to about triple, new screens would need to be made, and so on. Read more...