Technician Bob Guest
This is first Videotape Room installation at WCAU-TV (September 1959). It was equipped with two Ampex VR-1000B video tape machines. Technician Bob Guest is seen at VTR# 2. Bob passed away of a sudden heart attack in April of 1985. He had left WCAU in 1965.
Here is yet another photo of the first Videotape Room constructed at WCAU-TV in 1959. This Videotape Room was identical to all other CBS O&O Videotape Rooms. So you could walk into CBS Network in New York, or WBBM-TV in Chicago or KNXT in L.A. and see the same installation.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Charlie Higgins
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