KPO Radio, San Francisco
Master Control, 1929

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Anne Jetters, KPO’s telephone exchange operator, and Orrin Brown, station technician, try out the Hale-Chronicle station’s new audio control room. The equipment was installed at the same time as the new 5,000-watt Western Electric transmitter. It consisted of a master control audio console and five racks of audio amplifying and switching equipment. An early condenser microphone can be seen at the operator’s position next to Miss Jetters.

Voices Out Of The Fog

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