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The WGSF website has lost most of its links and images. We have retrieved as much as possible of the site and have preserved it here. We wiill continue to attemp to restore the pictures that are missing. We have removed inactive links, and made some minor edits to the site.

          WGSF was unique - and deserves to be documented as fully as possible.
                      What do you remember? Share it!
Pages Currently Available

About  this web site
WGSF Blog Categories
WGSF Blogs
WGSF News Updates
WGSF Blog Information
WGSF E-mail List Info
Photo Albums
First Day
Games Slayter Bio
Database of Programs
Database of WGSF Personnel
Database of  Volunteers
Database of Employees
Early Television Museum
Blog 'Hit' Statistics

WGSF Television
           Newark, Ohio
                 1963 - 1976

Public Broadcasting Station WGSF Television operated in Newark, Ohio, from 1963 to 1970 as Channel 28, and then as Channel 31 until it ceased operation in 1976.
>    The story of television broadcasting in Newark, Ohio, has roots that go much deeper than the relatively short life of the WGSF broadcast station itself. It took a lot of work and community cooperation before the first day of broadcasting on Channel 28 began.

        Many people contributed time, money, and even tangibles over the years in pursuit of a vision that public and educational uses of television were not only a valuable asset, but were also attainable in a local community.

     WGSF Televison was licensed to the Newark City School System, and was the only PBS station owned and operated by a Board of Education in Ohio.
  Link:>  Bill Clifford, Scott Elliott, John Hall - 1967

Studio 1
These pages are dedicated to persons who were
connected with the station, as Administrators, Employees, Student Staff, Volunteers, or Community Support.
     ~Help Preserve the Legacy of WGSF
     ~Share Memories
     ~View or Contribute Photos
     ~Post Messages to the 'Old Gang'
     ~Review the History of WGSF
     ~Search the Database Files
WGSF Site Manager:  e-mail
 >> Leland Hubbell
Please report broken or incorrect links.

    TThese web pages comprise an on-going endeavor to compile a history of the WGSF Television station, utilizing the internet to store data from the files of the former PBS station, including correspondence, pictures, program schedules, and other memorabilia. Fortunately, many of the documents from WGSF have been retained, along with some items of equipment. I am especially interested in including memories and insights from people who participated in this community television experience. Contributions and comments are welcome.

    Hopefully, these web pages will develop into a compilation of these resources with memories and insights from people who participated in the community television experience. If you were involved in some way with the TV station , as an Administrator, Employee, Student Staffer, Volunteer, or in the Community Support groups, please Help Preserve the Legacy of WGSF.

Check through the topics already started. Encourage others to become involved, and become contributers to this project.

Three on-line utilities are available to simplify the exchange of information:

1. Direct e-mail - to Leland Hubbell, WGSF Project Manager and web site Administrator:  Leland Hubbell, Admin

2.  Discussion e-mail Listserver - This Listserver is provided for general discussion between List members, including announcements, commentary, and questions.  E-mails submitted to the Listserver are distributed to all registered participants via email.
More information about the Listserver is located  <HERE>

3. WGSF Blog  - To contribute specifically to any of the topics open for discussion.  More information about 'Blogging' is located  < HERE >
             Leland Hubbell - Site Administrator
  Leland Hubbell
        WGSF - 1964 - 1976
        Newark School District TV Center - 1976 - 1995

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WGSF E-mail Discussion List

E-mail can be distributed to lists of people as well as to individuals. A shared distribution list can be managed by using an e-mail reflector.
Rather than sending e-mail to a group list in your personal computer address book, requiring many names in the address line, one email is sent to the list server  - a small program that automatically redistributes e-mail to names on a mailing list. (Similar to that of the Yahoo! Groups account)
When you receive an e-mail from the WGSF Discussion List, you will see only your name in the "To:" line, not that of everyone else on the mailing list.
(The subscribers list is only available to the list members.)

You use your current e-mail address to subscribe, and messages will be sent to your regular mail account.
Access to the list functions requires a password to provide security and exclude 'spammers.'

You can choose to receive e-mails as they are posted, or as a collection (batched) in one mailing, called a DIGEST.

Subscribing  to the  < wgsftelevision@wgsf.oldgleaner.com >   e-mail distribution list:

Subscribe (or modify your subscription) by filling out the form for the WGSF e-mail list   < HERE >

You will be sent an email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you.
This is a private list, which means that the list of members is not available to non-members.

The  list server will automatically add your name and distribute future e-mail postings to every subscriber.
(Requests to subscribe and unsubscribe are sent to a special address so that all subscribers do not see these requests.)

To post a message to all the list members, send email to wgsftelevision@wgsf.oldgleaner.com

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the WGSFtelevision Archives

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WGSF BLOG -  < Click to go to the blog pages.

About Blogging: 
  • Blog -   A website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. The term blog is a shortened form of weblog or web log. A blog comprises text, hypertext, images, and links (to other web pages and to video, audio and other files). Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. Often blogs focus on a particular “area of interest." 
  • Blogging - Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called “blogging.”
  • Posts - Individual articles on a blog are called “blog posts,” “posts” or “entries.”
  • Blogger -A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger”.
Blog posts are 'open' and may be read by anyone visiting the web site.  Anyone desiring to become a blogger must register and be approved by the Administrator for the blog.
You can, however, submit posts without registering. All posts are edited and 'published' by the Blog Administrator.

Another source of information may be found at the WGSF Blog

To send an email to the Blog Administrator - Click here > Contact Administrator
The Blog Administrator selects and posts topics in various Categories. Here are a few that are listed in the Sidebar on the blog page:

  • All
  • Background
  • WGSF History
  • Mobile TV Production Van
  • News
  • Teachers
  • Robert McDaniel
  • McDaniel Obituary
  • Video Cameras
  • Welcome
  • WGSF Transmitter

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WGSF  @  Yahoo Groups

The WGSF Discussion Listserver replaces the inter-communication/e-mail distribution functions of the Yahoo! site.

The Yahoo Groups site will remain available, but as a secondary site only.

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Links of interest

Link to article about the WGSF mobile production van: http://www.earlytelevision.org/wgsf_van.html

Link:>  The
Early Television Museum is located at 5396 Franklin Street in Hilliard, Ohio  
(614) 771-0510.  

E-mail:> info@earlytelevision.org

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