KOMO Featured in RCA Broadcast News

KOMO was featured in RCA Broadcast News October 1948. Showcasing the new studio installation in Seattle for AM and FM broadcasting. You can learn a little more about KOMO FM bellow. The new studios featured many new RCA consoles and even an RCA FM transmitter. Also featured the issue is the new transmitter installation for KOMO AM’s 50,000 watt transmitter also made by RCA. While at the KOMO AM transmitter on Vashon Island I found actual prints from the RCA Broadcasting News issue, I have posted the photos below and the link to hi-resolution blow ups so you can see the old equipment in it’s new glory. Before new studio facility was built KOMO shared studio space with KJR in the Skinner building. See Station Separation – KOMO-KJR for an actual floor plan of the Skinner building shared studio location and some more interesting radio history.

Here is the link to the Article form 1948 from RCA Broadcasting News featuring KOMO
Below are the photos I found. Can you figure out which pages they are from? When you click on a photo they open up in a new window at a much better resolution so you really can see the details. Just close the window to return.

KOMO LobyKOMO Studio hallKOMO_Outside Studiolr

KOMO_Camand boothlrKOMO_Master4lr

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KOMO_Master1insidelrKOMO_Studio1lrKOMO_studio1consolelr

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If you have ever been to the KOMO AM transmitter site you know the towers are not in the right position. This image was made from two negatives, an early photo shop job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the KOMO AM transmitter site in it’s current well maintained condition. The old RCA is still there. Click here to see it 

 

 

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