Accessed on 19 April 2018, 2052 UTC, Post #530
The recent passing of senior broadcast engineer Clyde Haehnle is a genuine loss to the broadcast community. Haehnle was the last surviving engineer who helped design, build, and maintain super-powered WLW, which covered a large portion of the midwest and eastern portions of the United States with its booming 500 KW signal back in the 1930s. In this special program aired by AmateurLogic TV on 17 May 2014, Clyde recounts some of the major achievements in broadcasting during those early days. Clyde also worked on the original VOA transmitter sites at Bethany, Ohio during World War II. WLW remains a powerful radio station, but its current 50 KW output is way below its peak of 500 KW during the 1930s.
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