We have in the Woodson a significant collection of materials from KTRU, including some amazing tapes of broadcasts. (Go here to see what’s in it as well as a brief history of the station.) The other day while rambling through some other photo files I ran across something I hadn’t seen before, a fairly thick folder of pictures of the inner workings of KTRU. None of them are dated, of course, and none of the people are identified. I’m also hindered here by the fact that I know nothing about radio so although I would bet much of it is obsolete, the nature of the technology is a mystery to me. I suspect some of you might have some thoughts about this.
If I had to guess I’d call these first two 1970’s.
This next one looks to be somewhat later, maybe mid-1980s. Look at all those albums!
Bonus: I’m on a long, rambling vacation right now. I’m currently in Spokane but last weekend we were in Santa Fe and had breakfast twice in this little cafe. If you like chiles I recommend it heartily. Both the green and the red here are outstanding. I won’t claim they have miraculous powers but I will note that a single bite of the carne adovado burrito cured my sinus problems.
“Tecolote” means “owl” and I was amused to see this collection of silly little owl figures blocking my view of the kitchen.