[AMRadio] Vintage recordings and preservation

Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Mon Sep 18 08:04:05 EDT 2006

It would be really good to try to include some recordngs from 
the 1940s and 1950s though I suspect they will be much 
more difficult to obtain.

> There are bound to be some folks out there who have possession of
> vintage on-the-air recordings from the 60', 70' and 80's, maybe even
> earlier.  I know at one time Otis (K5SWK) had many, and some dating
> back into the 50's.  If these exist, they should not be allowed to
> deteriorate or be overwritten before first getting them on digital for
> preservation, either on the web or CD/DVD.
> I propose that if you know of any such recordings, we somehow get
> these copied.  I would be willing to do some of them myself.  Any
> other takers?
> It would be nice to have such a nostalgic and historic resource for
> QSOs forgotten placed on a website or available on CD.  Gary at
> amfone.net might be willing to utilize space for such media, or I
> would be willing to dedicate webspace for the project...gigs if
> needed.
> Let's get together on this and try to gather what we can for now and the future!
> Anyone have contact with Otis lately?  John/BXO?  I know he used to
> mention on the air that he had quite a library of tapes, however that
> has been a long time ago.
> I have also posted a message similar to this on amfone.net...
> Brian / w5ami
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