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WGSF-TV News Update 5/8/2008

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Greetings to all:
I hope everyone is visiting the WGSF Television on-line pages from time to time.
I have heard via e-mail from several former staffers lately, which I much appreciate.
Please check in, and let me know that you are receiving these e-mails.
If you know of any former WGSF staffers that are not on the WGSF e-mail list, invite them to join us.

 If you receive e-mail from the list, it means that you are a member of wgsftelevision@wgsf.oldgleaner.com
     As a member, you can see the entire mailing list, and make changes to your account by entering your subscriber name and password, and clicking on the "Visit Subscriber List" box.
To post a message to all the list members, send email to: wgsftelevision@wgsf.oldgleaner.com

You could also use the members listing to e-mail any other list member without posting to the entire list by clicking on the desired member's name.

A link to the e-mail list services is found at the bottom of each WGSF e-mail.

I have made several additions to the WGSF Articles database. Please note that these are intended to be discussion starters, not a completed chapter, by any means. And please add your own comments to them.
The topics that have commentary are highlighted. Click on the topic to view the article: http://www.articles_topics.html
Recent additions include:

  • The Blue Truck
  • The Mobile TV production truck
  • A summary of blog comments about Mr. McDaniel
  • WGSF TV cameras
  • Power for the TV Truck
  • Adult volunteer database

I am compiling all of the posts to the old WGSF Yahoo Groups list, and will be posting those comments in the WGSF Articles/Topics database as well.

The WGSF Blog is especially intended for discussion. I will be constantly adding topics, so check often.
Perhaps the best way to check out the categories available for blogging is to go to: http://oldgleaner.com/gleaner_b2evolution/blogs/blog1.php?disp=catdir

Need more information about blogging? Note that there are two listings at the top right of the Blog pages
"WGSF Blogs" and "Information"
Click on "Information" for help getting started; or http://oldgleaner.com/gleaner_b2evolution/blogs/blog2.php

You have several options to add to the discussion
1. The WGSF Blog - You don't have to be a registered member of the Blog to post comments, but it is so easy to sign up. Either way, as member or visitor, just click on the link at the bottom of each post that says "Feedback"
You will get a page that invites you to leave comments. And - PLEASE leave comments!

2. You can send me direct e-mail. I have several working e-mail addresses.

3. The WGSF e-mail reflector list may be used for comments that you wish all of the list members to see as an e-mail.
Go to the WGSF Home page

4. The Yahoo Groups account is still active, and you may post to WGSF Yahoo Groups if you are a member (requires a Yahoo e-mail address) However, I prefer that you use one of the other methods, since only a few persons are still active there. The WGSF sites do have visitors, but the logs don't give names.

I have listed some of the statistics for the WGSF Blog activity on the WGSF main web page. http://WGSF_Blog_statistics.html

Remember - This is an active, on-going project, which hopes for - yes, expects!- your contributions.

Noting that the Former WGSF Mobile TV Truck is now on display in Hilliard at the Early Television Foundation reminds me that we have not been successful in getting displays about WGSF set up in Newark. Neither The Works nor the Historical Society seems to be interested.

I had an e-mail from Dan Wade about the 31 Reports backdrop, which he has stored away, wondering if it could be displayed somewhere.
I also have a lot of goodies, which I would like to put on display. If not Newark, maybe Hilliard?

I viewed parts of the Early Television Foundation convention Saturday, May 3, which was streamed on the internet.
 I think that Tom Miller was there, and I hope that he will give us a report.
The "streaming" experience gives me another idea: Why not "stream" some of the old WGSF programs that we have on video tape. There were suggestions at one of the reunions about converting the VR-660 tapes to digital. The next step would naturally be to stream them on the internet. To check this service out (probably one of several available) go to:

Just think about seeing "Wildcat Den" from the 70's. Maybe even John Hall doing a "Rotten Egg' Award.
These streaming things/shows (whatever) are widely publicized on the web, and have a blog associated with the broadcast.
 What a way to continue broadcasting!!!

 I don't have either the time or especially the digitizing equipment at present, and maintaining the web site keeps me busy. But - Hey! sounds like an excellent future project.

Leland Hubbell
 WGSF Web site Administrator