Here are some of the things you might
like to know about:
MARTI GEAR REPAIR SOURCES
A number of folks have reacted to the closing of SRS Electronics in
Cleburne, TX, and offered their thoughts on Rick Neace, who continues to
struggle with health issues.
For those who worry about needing parts and service, the good news is that
Marti products still have a robust support system. In addition to this
list of sources
for parts and support, we had a conversation with Tim Bealor at Broadcast
Electronics, the company that purchased rights to manufacture Marti gear. Tim
assured us that they will continue to support Marti gear.
A CHANGE AT PTEK
PTEK, the transmitter manufacturer in San Jose, CA, has announced the
appointment of Larry Longhurst as President of the company, with a focus on
improving product quality and customer service. PTEK is well-known for
value-priced gear, and the promise of enhanced quality and support will be
welcomed by users.
SHARE YOUR PICTURES!
As we wander around, we find ourselves in all sorts of curious places -
and sometimes crazy situations. Please take a quick picture and share with us
what caught your eye. For example, did you see Jared Seese on top of 4 Times
Square? Or how about the Church of the FCC? And Richard Rudman is always
carrying his BDR mug to new places (it must be easier than taking the garden
gnome!). The BDR Picture
Page is always looking to share .... interesting... odd ... and funny
FOR SALE and WANTED!
The remainders of a Hawaiian station are for sale until this weekend, as
is most everything from a university station in Wisconsin that turned off the
carrier and started streaming. All this, and more are on the
A Chief Engineer and a Maintenance Engineer are needed in New York.
Do You Remember? This week in history:
37 years ago (1976) the #1 spot on the pop chart was taken by "Disco
47 years ago (1957) the Everly Brothers topped the charts with
"Wake Up Little Susie."
95 years ago (1919) the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was
officially launched as a public company. (GE held the controlling
And, here are some other interesting dates:
41 years ago (1973) the OPEC states declared the oil embargo against the
West. Remember the long lines?
57 years ago (1947) Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first
time in the X-1 rocket plane.
83 years ago (1931) Al Capone went to prison for tax evasion.
147 years ago (1867) the US took possession of Alaska after buying it
from Russia. Whose "Folly?"***
And, here is something about the foundation of the US:
247 years ago (1767) the Mason-Dixon line survey was completed.
*** It was called "Seward's Folly" when
Secretary of State William Seward bought Alaska from Russia for $7 million - 2
cents an acre. Critics saw no value in the huge, distant place. Today, Alaska is
almost 20% of the US land mass.
Enjoy your weekend.
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... all the extra stuff .. some important ... some just interesting.
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