NAEB Newsletter (Sept 1957)

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The programs, which were broadcast daily from Aug. 12 through Aug. 31, consisted of recorded sta¬ tion break announcements and personal remarks identifying each former announcer’s part in the sta¬ tion’s history. Tape recordings were obtained from as far as Tokyo and Alaska. Another special anniversary program, commem¬ orating the Michigan Department of Health’s 1,000th consecutive weekly broadcast over WKAR, was pre¬ sented on Aug. 6. The program featured the presentation of an award and certificate by the health department to Robert J. Coleman, WKAR station director, in recog¬ nition of nearly 20 years of cooperation between the department and WKAR. During this period, all types of general public health information were broadcast, ranging from the treatment of common colds to the Salk vaccine. ^ The U.S. government has come to the aid of some of the nation’s estimated 15 million hard-of-hearing with a grant for the preparation of 20 half-hour kinescope films designed to teach lip-reading by TV. The grant was received by Hear, Inc., a Madison, Wis., social service agency. Project coordinator is Dr. John Irwin, director of the University of Wiscon¬ sin Speech Clinic. The series will be produced and directed by Robert Squire from Boston’s WGBH-TV. Its initial release will be in January 1958. ^ On Sept. 15, following two weeks of experimental broadcasting, station KTCA-TV, Channel 2, Minnea¬ polis and St. Paul, will commence its regular program schedule with a telecast of its own dedication cere¬ monies. The new ETV station, which is owned and opera¬ ted by the Twin Cities Area Educational Television Corp., University of Minnesota, will broadcast 40 hours each week. Programs will include credit and non-credit courses. y The Tales of Poindexter, a TV series depicting the adventures of a floppy-eared dog puppet of doubtful ancestry, is presently prepared by Tom Tichenor, new acting director of children’s programs at WKNO-TV, Memphis, Tenn. The series of 39 fifteen-minute programs to be released this fall, will include fairy tales by Anderson, Grimm and many originals. Tichenor, an expert in puppets and marionettes since high school days, was engaged by the station through a grant-in-aid from the Junior League of Memphis. ^ The United Nations Story will be told in pictures to students of Hunter College, N. Y. C., through 40 films and kinescopes beginning Sept. 17. The course will be conducted by Dr. Arno Huth, an expert in international communications, who designed the 15-session series to promote greater understanding of the United Nations, to explain its concepts and to demonstrate its world-wide action. NEW MEXICO TO ENTER ETV FIELD Seven New Mexico towns have announced their participation in the University of Mexico’s junior college experiment tentatively scheduled to begin Sept. 23 while an application for a station permit is still pending. The experiment entails classes in English, math¬ ematics, biology and anthropology to be telecast over Channel 5 from a studio on the UNM campus. Students in each of the seven receiving towns will meet in public school classrooms for the instructions which will be supervised by University- hired monitors. A similar group of students, while serving as control group, will take the same courses on the campus to enable comparison of the effect¬ iveness of both teaching methods. Teachers who will serve as monitors attended a one-week summer workshop to become familiar with the TV system. They also worked with the professors giving the courses and laid out course schedules. The new station will be manned by professional and student technicians. PLACEMENT SUPPLEMENT September I - Young man with M'.S. and B.S. in radio and TV along with 10 years experience in the industry is interested in teaching and working with ETV station; top references from a major TV and radio market; wishes job with emphasis on management, writing and production. Location open. $7,000 to 8,000. September 2 - Male, single, 30, graduate of business admin¬ istration college: Syracuse University, and radio-TV school; thoroughly trained in all aspects of broad¬ casting (except engineering); desires educational broadcasting position. Location and salary open. September 3 - Male, married, 35, engineer, FCC license; with 2 years transmitter, studio and recording exper¬ ience; seeks permanent position - will accept respon¬ sibility. Location open. $75/wL September 4 - Male, single, 31, experienced record librarian; familiar with programming and production techniques; would like to find employment in the record library of a station in New York City or vicinity. $50/wk. September 5 - Male, married, 33, with extensive musical ex¬ perience — choral director, pianist, arranger, music librarian, dance band; high school teacher; M.A. from Columbia University; limited experience in radio, none in TV, but eager to learn; seeks position in ETV. Location secondary, but prefers Florida. $5,500. NEWSLETTER