Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Radio Face

A  L  O  H  A
  Mr & Mz World 
& All the Ships at Sea!

We're Broadcasting LIVE from the studio today
 The Old New Brunswick, New Jersey Marconi Company Wireless Station,. courtesy

 In 1919 the facility joined the newly organized
 Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
 as station WII under the World Wide Wireless logo. 
Broadcast pioneer, RCAs David Sarnoff 
is seen here in 1921, accompanied by
 some legendary scientists.
 From left to right are: three unidentified men, 
David Sarnoff, Thomas J. Hayden,
 Ernst Julius Berg, S. Benedict, 
Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla. . . .

When I was 15,
 the boy next door
was obsessed. . . .

with RADIO.

He had a weak 'pirate' station
from which we broadcast
to NO listeners around the block.

 When he got an intern-ship
at the local Public Radio Station
I started hanging out there.
As I recall, I drove to
with one of the engineers.
I was 16.

Eventually I learned a bit,
producing a small segment
in a community based show
for which I interviewed
and edited the interviews.
I remember cutting 
recording tape
with a razor blade,
then splicing it together.

During my one year of college
I had a show late at night.

Sunday, I joined Carroll Cox
[ Link ]

on his broadcast. 

Click to enlarge photo:
[ Listen Here ]

" Every heart that has beat strongly
 and cheerfully
 has left a hopeful impulse
 behind it in the world,
and bettered the
 tradition of mankind. "

Robert Louis Stevenson

Of course, today
is a Blogger: 


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What is a surprising fact
about YOUr hobbies?

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Brian Miller said...

we performed a radio show in history class the other day...explained that this was like pre-TV...the kids thought that rather funny....i first 'saw' Star Wars on the radio....which was pretty cool....they have that out on CD now...would love to have it so i can relive those moments....

aloha from VA

Daryl said...

very cool ... my hobbies: shopping, travel and photography .. all pretty much WYSIWYG

Karen S. said...

That I might dabble in too many hobbies! It keeps the zest for life strong! I remember my childhood days of trying to get a station in my parent's shortwave radio-I'd spend hours just to hear one more (completely unclear voice) in aother language! Thanks for sharing such a fun thing to learn about you! Peace and happy sound waves your way-Karen

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a very impressive line up in the first shot Cloudia, and j'adore Blogger Pixie! I hope everyone has read your book by now, brilliant read!

Teresa said...

Great post! Ms. Talk Radio Personality!

Charles Gramlich said...

Pirate radio, a fascinating part of history but one I know very little about. Some day I'll have time to study up on it.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the progression from childhood into 'guest star'. :)

The Bipolar Diva said...

That sounds exciting!

Linda said...

Great post, Cloudia. I love that old photo! (and, of course, the cat). :) The first photo touched me...my father was born in 1919. Thanks for sharing, I love your posts.

gabrielle said...

Wonderful post and arc of your personal history, Cloudia. Congrats on your recent interview!

Recently had an opportunity to see Ira Glass of This American Life (one of my all time favorite radio programs) in an impromptu setting. It turns out he started out as an intern at age 19 at a then little known organization called National Public Radio. I love listening to radio--the pictures are always better...

Filip and Kristel said...

Very special if you realise that this picture is almost a 100 years old.


Anonymous said...

Totally cool. You ARE showing your age when you talk about cutting and splicing tape. You should have your own radio show! I built a Heathkit radio with my dad, still have it. Pixie Kittie wants to hear your voice when you're out walkin' around Waikiki. Congrats! DrumMajor

DeniseinVA said...

What a very cool post! At the top of my list of hobbies blogging. When I first started my blogging hobby, I didn't realize how very enjoyable it would turn out to be and that was my surprise at first. have a great day Cloudia, just LOVE visiting you :)

Anonymous said...

Used to spend many nights listening to short wave stations around the world, even though not understanding a single word ;) Thank you for the memories.

About the hobby, well, never would have thought it to become an employment. Blogging certainly changed life.

Please have you all a good Wednesday.

John McElveen said...

and a RADIO MOGUL Too?????

What once were Hobbies, are now becoming much more serious, and deserve my full attention. I strive to get better at them. That's why I come here.

To learn from the best!



Cloudia said...

You are COOL CatS!

Thanks so much

magiceye said...

That was so cool!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Oh, I wish I have gotten into photography (back then FILM) when I was young. I could probably have made it a profession !

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos skies with these beautiful, I love the photo of leaves. Greetings.

The Elephant's Child said...

How simply wonderful. I can also remember splicing radio tapes with a razor blade. I love that you were featured as someone who had things to offer everyone - visitors to Hawaii and residents too. How nice that your skills are recognised in the real world as well as the blogosphere.

Bob Bushell said...

When I was a bit younger, I used to run a radio station. Things that came on were The Beatles, Electric Prunes, Grateful Dead and others. It was stoppped when I fell in love with pretty young girl, ah, those were the days, my friends. The station was gone, probably because there wasn't anybody listened to me.

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Reader Wil said...

The Caroll Cox show is great, Cloudia, nice to hear your voice! I am glad I took the time to listen!
Warm greetings from the Netherlands.

Cloudia said...

I LOVE YOUr cool comments, thanks!