Roy Trumbull - Editor email@example.com
Bill Dempster - Artist
BABES/SBE LUNCHEON ON WEDNESDAY
JAN 28TH As usual our luncheon will be at Sinbad's. Sinbad's is just south of the
Ferry Building on the Embarcadero near the foot of Mission Street. Please
RSVP to Karen Prasek at Zack's: 408-324-0551 x126 asap; we've been running out
of tables and chairs. We meet at 11:30 and are seated at 12:30.
This month our speaker will be Phil Kane from the Communications Law Center who will explain how the "privatized" FCC/California Broadcasters Association's self-inspection program works.
As usual our luncheon will be at Sinbad's. Sinbad's is just south of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero near the foot of Mission Street. Please RSVP to Karen Prasek at Zack's: 408-324-0551 x126 asap; we've been running out of tables and chairs. We meet at 11:30 and are seated at 12:30.
The new picture frame size plasma displays looked great but they are only standard definition. They should take over for the CRT if they can ever get the price into range. I don't think people will have a problem paying a premium for a clean bright display that is only inches deep.
TI did a demo of its mirror chip that is used for screen projection. What they showed was medium definition using a 700K pixel chip. They did pass around some chips to look at and one of them was 2000K, so HD is on the way. What we saw was a very bright image on a large screen.
The various vendors were pushing DVD like crazy trying to get it off the ground.
My overall impression of the show was a yawn. I'd always viewed it as the toy show for the cel phone set. I didn't see much to get excited about. But then I didn't get over to the Sands where the Adult Video vendors were.
I sent the full text of Lee's info sheet to everyone on our Email list.
To these wonders must be added that he ran the first FM station in the market to make serious money back in the days when many stations signed on at 3 PM and signed off before 10:30.
Warren worked for the KPH in Bolinas which was one of the last coastal Morse sites. He has photos of KPH on his web page at http://www.jps.net/radions.
106.1 was KFRC-FM which was sold for pocket change because FM had no future.
But 99.7? Was that KRON-FM or another station?
103.7 was originally KGO-FM; also sold for chump change. 102.9 was KRE-FM, then KPAT, and KRE-FM again. 104.5 was KBAY which was an automated classical station. The announcement tape rarely made it past 1 khz.
97.3 looks like the old KEAR frequency which was KCBS-FM. But the first call was KXKX classical with a tower on Diamond Heights.
98.1 I think was KABL but long ago it was KAFE classical and Hal Cox ran it the early 60s. The original owner was Dan Solo who is a font maven and a gifted amateur magician.