04.15.2014

Check it Out: History!

Check this out! It’s the original draft of a transmission line map for KOCN, the first established radio station at Oberlin. It would later become known as WOBC when call-letter standards changed!  This drawing was penned in 1949, back when a small committee of students was writing up plans to submit to the college and the FCC. Below is a picture of first KOCN engineer Bill Thurber, station manager Bob Chamberlain, and Bob Stark putting up KOCN transmission wires in 1950.

Original Transmission Line Map from 1949 KOCN Station Proposal

Original Transmission Line Map from 1949 KOCN Station Proposal

Putting up KOCN transmission wires in 1950

Putting up KOCN transmission wires in 1950

Interested in learning more about WOBC history, or in helping out the historian? Get in touch! sharari@oberlin.edu

 

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