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Scanned and posted by Jerry Klein.
Mike Muderick comments: "It is interesting to note that all of the 50s and early 60s WFIL photos are from the studios at 46th and Market streets - the first building in the country built expressly for television broadcasting, the originating home of American Bandstand, and now a historic landmark - unlike Thomas Hall, may it rest in peace (or pieces)."
Photo 2 - An early class photo.
Photo 3 - Early WRTI officers.
Photo 4 - A radio production class.
Photo 5 - Coeds checking out a hunk in the studio. At left: Adele Chamberlain, Eve Saievetz. At right, Ruth Steinberg Goren.
Photo 6 - A radio production. Fred Hitschler at center. There is a better view of Fred in Photo 44 below.
Photo 01 - An early TV class held in the WFIL-TV studios. Joe Rosenberg, Claire Coleman (now Schweiker).
Photo 02 - Dave Rosen, sales manager for WRTI-AM. He later worked for RCA. (This photo appeared in the 1949 edition of Templar, the Temple Yearbook.*)
Photo 03 - An early TV class held in the WFIL-TV studios. Joe Rosenberg handling the camera, Bob McFarland (B.S. Feb. 1956) as floor manager, possibly Ralph DiCocco on the camera at right.
Photo 04 - Standing around the piano in one of the large studios (A or B). At piano, Judie Steinberg*** (now married to Alan Labovitz, far right). Second from left: Don Cunningham, station manager. Next to him is Ellen Freed.*** Far right: Alan Labovitz (B.S. 1961). Later attended Boston University and got his Ph.D. in 1970 from Michigan State University. In 1976, he was teaching broadcasting at Western Michigan University.*** The woman next to him is Garnett Levin.***
Photo 05 - In the WRTI master control room (Control Room B). Standing left: John Cooper, engineer. Standing center: Charles Sherman, now a v.p. with the National Association of Broadcasters.
Photo 06 - Herman Gordon (B.A. Feb. 1949) in Control Room C. (This appeared in the 1949 edition of the Templar.*)
Photo 07 - Unidentified student preparing a newscast in the WRTI newsroom.
Photo 08 - Unidentified student apparently reading a newscast in Studio B.
Photo 09 - Roger Clipp, general manager of the WFIL stations, presents a check to build the original WRTI studios in Thomas Hall to then Temple University provost, later president, Dr. Millard Gladfelter.
Photo 10 - A program during the dedication of the Temple radio studios in Thomas Hall, January 22, 1948. Left: Bill Brown, later student manager of WRTI-AM. Center: Al Sher. Right: Unidentified. Note: this program was staged upstairs, in the main sanctuary. (This photo appeared in the March 10, 1948 Temple Univeristy News and in the 1948 edition of the Templar. The program's name was "Altars of Peace" and was broadcast live on WFIL-FM on January 22, 1948 between 5:40 pm and 6 pm.*)
Photo 11 - Another photo from the "Altars of Peace" program during the dedication of the Temple radio studios, January 22, 1948. (This photo appeared in the 1948 edition of the Templar. The caption said, "Radio students run through scripts on the first broadcast."*)
Photo 12 - In the basement of Thomas Hall during the dedication of the Temple radio studios, January 22, 1948. Left: Art Eisenberg (his on-air name later in his career was Art Lane**). Center: John Culver, Radio-TV instructor. Right: Ray Buch (B.A. 1952). Became an announcer and later sales manager of a Pittsburgh radio station. Later a faculty member at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois, and ultimately a minister. ** Coincidentally, Jerry Klein and Art Lane later worked together at KYW Newsradio.
Photo 13 - Left to right: Romulo Soldevilla, instructor; John Roberts, director of Radio-TV; Armand Hunter, department chairman; David Davis, graduate student and later instructor.
Photo 14 - Left to right: William Brown, WRTI-AM station manager; unidentified; John Roberts, faculty director, WRTI; Ruth Steinberg, program director and later station manager, WRTI-AM.
Photo 15 - John Roberts with William Brown, WRTI-AM station manager.
Photo 16 - Unidentified couple at the piano.
Photo 17 - June Waldo. This photo was printed in the 11/15/50 Temple News.*
Photo 18 - Stu Wayne ( right), now deceased DJ from WPEN, being interviewed in Studio B by Maury Gordon (left) and Glenn Allen (center) on The Record Zoo, heard Tuesdays at 4 p.m. This photo appeared in the October 27, 1950 issue of the Temple News.*
Photo 19 - 1964 Staff: Front row: Mary Ellen Redmile (Cooper)*, Ethel Goldberg, George McGowen, Zimra Berkowitz. Back row: Joe Horowitz**, Bob Cirillo, unidentified, Steve Berger, Kenn Venit**.
Photo 20 - Art Stern and Bob Barber. (This photo appeared in the 1949 edition of the Templar. The caption read, "Art Stern watching Bob Barber, music director, time an album."*)
Photo 21 - Unidentified students reading a script in one of the large studios.
Photo 22 - Bill Clyman, Dave Rosen (sales manager) and Blanche Gever at the WRTI-AM sales desk.
Photo 23 - Gordon McIntyre (left) and an unidentified student at one of the station's disk recorders.
Photo 24 - Both of the station's disk recorders, with an unidentified student examining a disk. This photo appeared in a WFIL Promotional Booklet, "Working Together." It dates from about 1952 and promotes how the WFIL stations and Temple University operate a "cooperative program." The caption reads, "Students use disk as well as Ampex and Magnecorder tape recorders to help them analyze production errors."*
Photo 25 - Arnold Katinsky (right) interviewing an unidentified politician.
Photo 26 - A duplicate of photo 17.
Photo 27 - Unidentified female student.
Photo 28 - Unidentified students having a discussion around a table in one of the large studios.
Photo 29 - At WFIL radio, during a Temple Supervised Educational Radio Show. Left to right: Martin Pinsker (B.A. 1951), now deceased; Carmen Gentile, Temple and WFIL engineer; John Culver, Temple instructor. This photo appeared in a WFIL Promotional Booklet, "Working Together." It dates from about 1952 and promotes how the WFIL stations and Temple University operate a "cooperative program." The caption reads, "John Culver, instructor in radio and television production, produces one of WFIL's "Studio Schoolhouse" programs, as Martin Pinsker, WFIL Production Supervisor and a Temple University radio graduate observes. Engineer Carmen Gentile was a former Temple University radio engineer."*
Photo 30 - Recording a radio production in one of the large studios. Left to right: unidentified, Zimra Berkowitz, unidentified, Jerry Henderson (now a Ph.D., teaching radio/TV at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.), Jerry Caplan.
Photo 31 - Unidentified student and Art Eisenberg (later known professionally as Art Lane) apparently broadcasting a Temple sporting event.
Photo 32 - Joel Albert cueing up a record with assistant from an unidentified female student.
Photo 33 - Group photo, circa 1964-1965. Front row: Emily Marie Trotter, Mike Bove, Suzie Rosengarten, Doris Abelson. Back row: Mickey Saperstone, Dave McLaughlin*, Jim Sheridan, Richie Russakoff.
Photo 34 - Group photo, circa 1964-1965. Front row: Ethel Goldberg, Mary Ellen Redmile, George McGowen, Suzie Rosengarten, Zimra Berkowitz, Doris Abelson. Back Row: Joe Horowitz**, Bob Cirillo, Kenn Venit, Emily Marie Trotter, Dave McLaughlin*, Steve Berger, Jim Sheridan, Mickey Saperstone, Mike Bove, Richie Russakoff.
Photo 35 - Left to right: Gordon McIntyre, Ruth Steinberg (married name is Goren), Arnold Katinsky (in 1965, he was director of advertising for WNEW, New York).
Photo 36 - In the WRTI newsroom, May 1952. This photo appears in a WFIL Promotional Booklet, "Working Together." It dates from about 1952 and promotes how the WFIL stations and Temple University operate a "cooperative program." The caption reads, "News director prepares newscast from United Press teletype."
Photo 37 - Dave Rosen, sales manager for WRTI-Am, signing up a music store sponsor as Blanche Bever looks on.
Photo 38 - A TV class at WFIL-TV. Ralph DiCocco on camera; Charles Shaffran (now deceased), a WRTI station manager, at the refrigerator; John Roberts looking on. This photo appeared in a WFIL Promotional Booklet, "Working Together." It dates from about 1952 and promotes how the WFIL stations and Temple University operate a "cooperative program." The caption says, "Temple University students work out a camera and lighting problem in the WFIL-TV Studios."
Photo 39 - Don Paul (B.A. Feb. 1952) was later an announcer at WTAX in Springfield, Ill.
Photo 40 - John Roberts waiting to begin a TV interview at WFIL-TV.
Photo 41 - The "Studio Schoolhouse" cast at WFIL-AM radio. On right, Claire Coleman (Schweiker) in front and John Roberts behind her.*
Photo 42 - Ted DiRenzo (B.A. 1949). (Ted passed away in early March 2002 at age 81, according to Jan Stevens, who was a music student of his in the early 1960's.)
Photo 43 - An unidentified announcer.
Photo 44 - Fred Hitschler (M.A. Feb. 1956), now living in Comack, N.Y. Married to another Temple RTF grad, Janet "Jan" Sheppard.
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