Buddy Belote one of the earliest of WTOP's technical staff, was one of the best, and most highly respected radio engineers in the business. He bagan his career with WINX in Maryland. WTOP inherited Buddy when they purchased that station in the early 50's.
BUDDY BELOTE Engineer
Bob Raiford began his radio career in North Carolina in 1945. He discusses the ups and downs of being a free spirit in the broadcasting business. He freely talks about the several times he was fired over the years. Bob is now a fixture on THE BIG SHOW, a syndicated morning show heard on over 100 radio stations.
BOB RAIFORD Personality
Jim Silman was one of the early TV directors at WTOP- TV and CBS. Jim was also a programing executive for WTOP-TV. He directed all the Redskin Broadcasts from the very beginning of TV football coverage in the early 50's through the early 70's. As TV program director, he created the Ranger Hal Show.
JIM SILMAN TV Director and Program Executive
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Don Richards replaced Walter Cronkite on the WTOP-TV evening newscast in the early 50's. He was President Eisenhour's favorite newscaster. Don also portrayed RAMA of the JUNGLE....a kiddie show which followed the evening news. TV WAS different in those days.
DON RICHARDS Personality
Julian Barber joined WTOP-TV in the mid 50's and within a few short years became the number one newscaster in Washington. He held that title for almost 20 years. His "kicker" stories at the end of each newscast became his trade mark. Julian was a serious newscaster with a keen sense of humor which set him apart from the pack.
JULIAN BARBER TV Newscaster
On the next page, you'll see interviews we did with ...
GRANVILLE KLINK Longtime Chief Engineer for WTOP and CBS...
RANGER HAL (SHAW) Children's Show Host..ED WALKER WRC Personality and one of the original JOY BOYS.....JULIAN BARBER (Part Two) with WENDY REIGER, Newscaster....DAVID FRENCH NEWSCASTER.....ED BLISS Ed Murrow's writer and editor......BILL TRUMBULL PERSONALITY....and more to come as we're still uploading Out of the Past shows to this website.
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