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654Re: More on Cement and WTEN

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  • Aaron Keller
    Feb 11, 2000
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      Saul,

      I had no clue you have worked in television! Did you know that I am
      majoring in broadcast journalism?

      -Aaron

      -----Original Message-----
      From: skalbfel@... <skalbfel@...>
      To: FJGRailroad@onelist.com <FJGRailroad@onelist.com>
      Date: Friday, February 11, 2000 6:34 PM
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] More on Cement and WTEN


      >From: skalbfel@...
      >
      >What Aaron was saying yesterday for cement hoppers in Broadalbin probably
      relates
      >the the reconstruction of Rt. 29 around the village. That was a big
      project, maybe
      >10 miles over to Galway. That was a lot of concrete. The year was maybe
      1955??
      >Too bad one time projects don't help the bottom line in the long term. What
      it
      >meant was they could make the payroll and pay for the taxes for another few
      months.
      >
      >WTEN--I worked for the station from 1966 to 1969. That was after the
      transmitter
      >had been moved into the Helderbergs near Thatcher Park. The chief engineer
      talked
      >about Broadalbin and what a pain that site had been The concrete pod
      supporting
      >the tower sunk from the weight of the tower and water flooded the cable
      trenches
      >in the building. They had a small critter problem. More than once a mouse
      got into
      >the transmitter cabinets and was electrocuted knocking the station off the
      air.
      >You're braver than me. When I was at Channel 6 in New Bedford, I went up
      about
      >50 feet that was high enough for me.
      >Saul
      >
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