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The Staff of NBC Radio,
San Francisco, 1941
Announcers, engineers and other staff of the NBC San Francisco operations, taken in Studio A on the 22nd Floor at 111 Sutter Street in 1941. The occasion was Bill Wood’s last day as an announcer before entering active service as Lieutenant J.G. Bill Wood. There are several men from NBC New York in the photo, perhaps because of the concurrent construction of the NBC Radio City building.
KEY TO PHOTOGRAPH1. Lieut. J.G. Bill Wood, announcer 2. Oscar Berg, maintenance supervisor 3. Charles E. Kilgore, control room supervisor 4. Al Nelson, General Manager, NBC Network, San Francisco 5. J. Alan O'Neil, recording supervisor 6. George Greeves, engineer-in-charge 7. Ernest E. Jefferson, control room 8. G. Warren Andresen, studio engineer 9. Frank L. Barron, studio engineer 10. Doug Gourlay, announcer 11. Herbert Budd Heyde, announcer 12. Cliff Rothery, studio engineer 13. Eddie King, announcer 14. Frank Barton, announcer 15. Mark Dunnigan, studio engineer 16. Andrew K. (Andy) Mitchell, recording engineer 17. Guy Cassidy, studio engineer 18. Jim Summers, control room 19. Hal Platt, studio engineer 20. Joe Arnonni, engineer, New York 21. Tommy Phelan, engineer, New York 22. Donald R. (Don) Hall, maintenance 23. Harry Jacobs, studio engineer 24. Reid Browning, announcer 25. John B. (Johnny) Grover, announcer 26. Floyd Farr, announcer 27. Edgar Parkhurst, maintenance 28. Bev Palmer, engineer-in-charge, Blue Network, San Francisco 29. Burton Bennett, announcer 30. Elmer F. Meade, New York 31. Leland B. (Lee) Kolm, studio engineer 32. Gordon Strang, engineer, New York 33. Hal Wolf, announcer 34. Clark (Red) Sanders, studio engineer 35. J.R. (John) McDonnell, studio engineer 36. Archie Presby, announcer 37. Joe Baker, chief engineer, KPO transmitter 38. Dan Williams, studio engineer 39. George McElwain, field supervisor
Thanks to Broadcast Legends for the use of this photo, and to Rich Kolm for his help in identifying those in the photo.