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Last Update: 11-13-2014
Studio 3 - 1440 Broadway
According to Herb Squire: The photos (below) show the show originating from Studio 3. It was a live broadcast. The studio switcher on the right side of the General Electric (transistorized) console shows that it was on the air on WOR 710. This must have been done after WOR-FM started their stereo contemporary music format on July 30, 1966. The switcher shows that Jean's show was not being simulcast on WOR-FM. Mario Sfogliano was the show's engineer that night. Mario was one of the younger engineers on staff at that point. He started at WOR in 1964. He retired from WOR several years ago. It was interesting to see the old studio 3 on the 24th floor of 1440 Broadway. The equipment was updated beginning in 1964 and the interior of the studios and control rooms were redone in late 1967 a few months after I started working at WOR. Jean did most of his broadcasts from studio 3. He did wind up using other studios for some of the pre-taped shows depending on recording schedules. I still remember the old Western Union clock on the studio 3 wall. The wood housing, which had been painted over a few times over the years, still had a label that read, "Eastern War Time," if you looked at the right angle.
Photos:


1966
Front Entrance to WOR


1966
Heading for the studio


1966
Mario the engineer waiting


1966
Tape rolling


1966
Leigh listens and takes notes


1966
Bring up the theme


1966
Leigh and Mario - captive audience


1966
Just being Shep


1966
Mario gets the joke


1966
Reminicent of the McDarrah poster - taken same day


1966
Bring it back down


1966
All in a days work


1966
The mic is silent