WCML Radio Room Officially Opened April 16, 2005

April 16, 2005, featured the Grand Opening of our very own "live" WCML Radio Station broadcasting on 560AM in our new 3rd floor radio museum room, sponsored by Regent Broadcasting (Lite 98.7, WIBX 950, Big Frog 104, Oldiez 96). The idea came from Mary Jo Beach, Regent GM/VP, then the MVCC carpentry class built the room, and Tim Perry, Regent Chief Engineer, brought in the exhibits and built the station! At 12:30pm on days we're open, you can "go live" as a Junior D-J!

The following pictures were taken on 4/16/05 when we opened the Children's Museum Radio Room

WKTV films the opening w/Regent Engineer Tim Perry

Utica OD interviews Regent GM Mary Jo Beach & Tim

The first youngster goes "live" on WCML, 560 AM

The Utica OD reporter tests our new radio station

WKTV filming everyone having fun & enjoying!

WRUN's Dee Clark comes down to broadcast live!

Engineer Tim makes sure she's set up

WCML is simulcasting on AM 640 carrier current, FM 105.7 100,000 uW and WRUN

Engineer Perry and Museum Executive Director Brown
 

Perry, Brown, and Utica.tv GM Steve Genett live on air

Tim reaches in to draw the winning car raffle ticket
 

And Director Brown gets ready to call the lucky winner!

The following pictures were taken as we built the Children's Museum Radio Room


4-05 And we're ready to open!

4-05 New radio museum exhibits will continue to be added

4-05 A wonderful work in progress!

4-05 Cart tape machines being tested

Above: Regent Broadcasting Chief Engineer Tim Perry making sure everything's set for the opening; Left: AM audio processing and tuners to test speakers

4-05 Tim sets up a very special clock!

Working on the equipment

The WCML Radio Room is nearly ready!
 

The turntable used by legendary Dick Clark is part of the Regent Broadcasting exhibits that will be on display
Radio cart player Regent Broadcasting and Children's Museum
A cart player that will be on display
 
Radio reel to reel recorder Regent Broadcasting and Children's Museum
A reel to reel recorder that will be on display

And an Atwatter Kent radio
 

An Autogram Mixer will be on display

And a Console
 

EBS equipment will be on display

And a special Studio Clock

5 att M transmitter & matching unit for carrier current operation 560 kHz AM

Thanks to Ric Rosero and the MVCC Carpenty Class for building the room
 

Inside the room, a beautiful view out our front windows


The Radio Station Room at The Children’s Museum is sponsored by: Regent Broadcasting.

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