WTMA Memories Picture Page #6
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Booby Nash and two unidentified admirers
Booby Nash on the air at WTMA
Booby Nash and WTMA Good Guys (1967)
Jim Diamond's just having fun on the Mighty TMA! Jim Diamond
Jim Diamond

Here's a great shot of the WTMA board in the Dock Street Theatre with Jim Diamond at the controls. Jim writes: "Seeing that shot, really brings back the memories. The switch located just on the right side of my right shoulder, was the on/off motor switch for the Magnacorder reel-to-reel that located in the rack behind us. The add-on box on the left side of the control panel was a remote for the 7 1/2-15 ips Ampex in the production room. Since the mic wasn't silver but brown, the picture had to be taken after 1963 -- probably around 1966. The clipboard on the top right hand corner was a transmitter log sheet. I'm still trying to remember what's in that container by the Coke bottle on the right side of the control panel. The headphones on the right side next to the turntable were crystal headphones right off the line -- not off the air. And talk about high frequencies! It's a miracle my hearing survived after each shift. The Top 40 songs and all those flip cards bring it all back."

Wayne Long in the WTMA control room Wayne Long prepares for another newscast.
Newsman Wayne Long and DJ Ron Childers
Wayne Long (L) and News & Courier/Evening Post photographer Bill Murton
Newsman Wayne Long in the Dock Street Theatre studios
Wayne Long prepares another award-winning WTMA newscast
Wayne Long: "Hey, a WTMA newsman has to eat right to keep his strength up!"
WTMA 60s DJ Bob Scott, who also served in the Air Force while in Charleston.

Bob Riley and the WTMA AM & FM transmitters in '69

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