Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 21, 1941 · Page 12
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 12

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, February 21, 1941
Page 12
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Page Two (Section Two? *——g^=^=i= ' *"i . . "" '~ KTAR Many Salutes To Mark Big Power Gain KTAR—a station which proudly calls itself "Arizona's nearest neighbor"—formally will dedicate its new 5,000-watt transmitter plant today to increasing service 1o Phoenix, to Arizona, and to the Southwest. Broadening its facilities in behalf of both listeners and clients, •the Arizona Republic-Electrical Equipment Company station has just concluded 51 days of program test operation at its 36th street and Thomas road plant, which recently was completed at a cost estimated at $80,000 to $100,000. The official dedicatory program, in which a message from Governor Osborn will be featured, will begin at 8:30 o'clock tonight, originating in KTAR'S Heard building studios, with a brief transfer to the transmitter scene for the dedication proper. The rites will be marked by unveiling of a bronze plaque on the face of the transmitter build- Ing. The dedicatory program also •will include a poetic tribute by Al Miller, and music by Lloyd Blair and the KTAR Orchestra. While the main dedicatory program will be heard tonight the entire broadcasting day will be Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Friday Morning, February 21, 1941 WILL DEDICATE 5,000-WATT TRANSMITTER Telephone Streamlined Modernism Features Plant Building- ?%>>• * -,u Cover Picture Points Listed Impressive towers of the KTAR transmitter, on a 40-acre tract at 36th street and Thomas road, are 400 and 300 feet high, respectively, and 798 feet apart, encircled at their bases by a ground system network containing 35 miles of copper wire. The striking picture which forms the cover of this section was taken non-professionally by John August Bau while the towers still were under construction and the tiny figures of iteelworkers busy on me spires can be discerned. devoted to Hie dedicatory theme, with congratulatory expressions scheduled on several NBC programs during the day. A special tribute to KTAR will be, presented by the Richfield Reporter from the National Broadcasting Company's Hollywood studios at 10 p. m. NBC will present a special salute at 10:15, including musical numbers, featuring Don Gilman, NBC vice-president, speaking directly from Hollywood. ; A dedicatory drama, "Of Time and Space", a modernistic treatment of the history of communications in Ariiona from the days of the Indians' signal fires, will be presented at 10:80 p. m. by KTAR. KTAR now is in its 19th year of '' auous service, and only a wee" f o today began its 12th year h. tudios and offices "atop the Hea... building" in downtown Phoenix. Devotionals Are Offered Th> religious programs released by. KTAR are headed by a five-time- a-vceek broadcast series called the Morning Devotional. These broad-' casts are under direct supervision of;the Phoenix Ministerial Association. From week to week the series presents the pastors of the churches of this district, in programs wholly interdenominational. At 7 o'clock each Sunday morning KTAR sets aside a full half hour for a Mexican church service. These services, devoted entirely to the work of the Protestant churches of the Spanish-speaking people, are conducted by the various pastors of the churches represented. The Sunday morning Mexican church service has been a regular KTAR broadcast for a great many years. KTAR's long-standing policy in •connection with religious programs has been to allow every legitimate religious philosophy a voice, offi- ' cials said. Locally this has produced many outstanding broadcasts, supervised and presented by such groups as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the First Church of Christ Scientists, the Fundamental Tabernacle and many others. KEY TO NETWORK: Key station of the Arizona Broadcasting Company network, KTAR formally will dedicate its new 5,000-watt transmitter plant with special programs today. Dick Lewis is KTAR general manager. Other leading executives are, upper left, Arthur C. Anderson, chief engineer; upper right, J. Howard Pyle, program director; lower left, J. R. (Dick) Heath, commercial manager, and, lower right, B. R. Fulbrlght, office manager. Congratulations KTAR Your44KVA "U. S." ELECTRIC PLANT will always be ready to give your listeners uninterrupted service in case your regular source of power should fail. UNITED STATES MOTORS CORPORATION OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN A. I. Roshchin claims to have reached an altitude of five and one-quarter miles in a balloon over Russia recently. Because of increased difficulties in living conditions in Shanghai, Chinese fire fighters have asked for higher pay. Technicians Are Experts KTAR's new 5000-watt transmitting plant at 36th street and Thomas Road and the studio equipment atop the Heard building in downtown Phoenix are in the capable hands of six of the Southwest's finest radio engineers. Headed by Arthur C. Anderson, since 1922 Arizona's No. 1 pioneer in the field of comm e r c i a 1 broadcasting, the KTAR technical staff is a combination of highly trained technical engineers and excellent announcing voices. Although Mr. Anderson is KTAR's chief engineer, he likewise is chief announcer and possesses one of the best known voices in southwestern radio. Harold Haughawout, assistant chief engineer, has the next longest record of continuous service with KTAR, having also been associated with Mr. Anderson in the operation of KFAD, mother station of KTAR. Louis Barrett, announcer-technician, spends most of his time at the station's control panel atop the Heard building, as does Wilbur Miller, a newcomer to the station's staff and also an announcer- technician. The two remaining members of the KTAR technical staff, Harold Bicket, a veteran KTAR technician, and Robert Glenn, announcer- technician, and another new member of the staff, are chiefly concerned with the day and night operations of the new 5000-watt transmitting plant. Under the direction of Mr. Anderson. KTAR's technical staff handles the mechanical details of all special events pickups and s h o r t-w a v e releases broadcast through KTAR, either nationally or locally. The Mexican- government has extended financial aid to victims of the hurricane which swept Crizaba, killing eight and injuring 70. Writers and art workers have organized a club in a mansion, formerly owned by a banker, in Kaunas, Lithuania. NEON for KTAR NEW TRANSMITTER BUILDING 536 W. Washington Congratulations to KTAR on the dedication of your new 5,000 - watt transmitter. The directors, officers and staff of First Federal extend their best wishes for your continued success and progress. For more than four years First Federal has enjoyed broadcasting historical facts of Arizona each Sunday evening over KTAR. We extend to the public a cordial invitation to listen in at 7:45 every Sunday evening for dramatizations of real life stories of Arizona's pioneer builders. HIM! SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION ' * f OF PHOEHIX ' 30 W. Adorns St. • WE OWN OUR HOME • ANOTHER VINSON CARTER JOB The perfection of the new KTAR is proof again of the ability of Vinson-Carter technicians because we were entrusted with installing all the equipment, underground wiring, and tower assembly wiring. We are indeed proud of the part we played in the construction of Arizona's largest broadcasting station. VINSON-CARTER ELECTRIC CO. 25 E. ADAMS ST. PHONE 3-6101 Because its storage places along the coast are bulging with wheat, Argentina will store thousands of tons of corn in the interior of the Russia has announced a scenario contest on the theme of,' the working class movement for the establishment of Soviet power in Latvia." Of the 8,440 miles of in Greece. 7,064 are earth, gravel arid w cadam and 1,191 of ed and penetration i GUARD AGAINST THE FUTURE WITH ADEQUATE INSURANCE At a Low Cost You Can Afford International Life Policies protect you and your family at LOW COST with absolute SAFETY. See your local agent or write or phone the office for information. Operating under §uprrvision of the Insurance Department. Cash deposited with State Treasurer as per the law. For YOU.. We present each morning at 7:3» the first complete-MI of the day ovn KTAR and KVOA. INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY Ellis Building PHOENIX, ARIZ. Phone 3-0768 tril of «d "FIRSTS in ARIZONA 'KTAR' 'RENCO' FIRST in RADIO with 5000 watt First in ENGRAVING with Electric Etching The illustrations in this KTAR section are printed from RENCO PRINTING PLATES "ELECTRICALLY ETCHEDf in our new Johnstone Electric Etching Machine | May we explain the advantages of ELECTRIC I ETCHED Halftones to you, Mr. Advertiser? REPUBLIC & GAZETTE ENGRAVING COMPANf TELEPHONE "ENGRAVING" 3-1111 On Guard FOR KTAR •"THERE'LL be no interruptions in KTAR 1 service, for the stand-by generating plant at the new transmitter is fueled with . . . Within a split second's time after a power failure this stand-by generating plant will be running top speed supplying the electricity needed to maintain KTAR program schedules. HEATING TOO You'll find the new KTAR transmitter building comfortably warm and healthfully fresh at all times because, there again BUTANE supplies the fuel for ef-. ficient heating. "Butane Bepnt Where the Gat Mam Eadt..." DRPQPATIDN General Office 303 Heard Bldg. Appliance Division 11 E. Van Buren Plant 19th Ave. & Magnolia

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