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W O R  R A D I O  N E W S

P I C T U R E   G A L L E R Y

All photographs by Martin Hardee, Fall, 1978.  
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The WOR newsroom, with wire machines at the left.
While WOR can certainly afford electric typewriters, most reporters
prefer manuals, as seen on many of the desks here. Each reporter has
a cart machine at his or her desk  -- these are for audition only.
The scrolls on the far wall are some $2,000 worth  of recently
acquired set of city maps.

Newsroom layout lineart

A rough layout of the WOR newsroom.

Wire machine banks

WOR has a custom-carpentered system for handling its many wire machines.


The WOR news booth. This station runs all newscast tape directly from the newsbooth. In addition to convenience for the newscaster, this allows an engineer to be more productive on the main show: While the news is running, the engineer can be taping part of the announcer's program.  

Rather than mounting banks of bright white fluorescent lamps, WOR has tailored the lighting specifically for each purpose needed ("task lighting").  

Note also the very nice leather padding that covers the end of the console.

General production room

WOR's general production room.

WOR's MCI Tape Recorder

One of WOR's MCI reel-to-reel recorders.

Next: WOR News Format

About this report
This research documentary is Copyright 1979, 2002  Martin Hardee - All Rights Reserved. (read more...) Material may be quoted or excerpted for non-profit research purposes without additional special permission. For additional information email martin @ hardee.net.