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Database - ARTICLES and TOPICS

   At one time I had a very extensive internet  website presense, including a history of WGSF Television, blogs, photo albums, and e-mail apps, plus a number of of other personal websites under oldgleaner.com URL.        Unfortunately, an unscrupulous company hacked the blog and were using it to advertise and sell "meds". I could not find the 'hack', but even I got e-mails from them.  There was no choice but to shut down and remove everything . . . .
    And - hopefully, to start over.
That extensive web presense wasn't built in a day, and it has taken me many, many sessions at the computers to try to recover and rebuild it. Many files, especially posts to the blogs, were lost.
    I have not attempted to set up a new blog, but will try to rebuild as much of the WGSF Television History as possible.

    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.

 Leland Hubbell - Site Administrator
  Leland Hubbell
        WGSF - 1964 - 1976
        Newark School District TV Center - 1976 - 1995

 Starting in January 2018  
Under Construction
Check out the links below to get data from the files of the former PBS station, including correspondence, pictures, program schedules, and other memorabilia.
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.

    These 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.

 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

Please report broken or incorrect links.

Link to articles about the WGSF mobile production van:

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

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Link to a compilation of the long history of television in the Newark City schools, from WGSF, to The TV Center, and to the present Wildcat News Network  on Facebook

Wildcat News Network

Public Posts at Wgsf-TV & WNN historical
A previous effort to consolidate WGSF data, photographs and an interchange of information exists at Yahoo! Groups
It has served well for a time, but requires a YAHOO! subscription/membership to access most of the site. It was hoped that this more open web location would encourage more people to become involved, and provide researchers easier access to the WGSF story.

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

Database of articles and topics about Television in the Newark City Schools
Click on a HIGHLIGHTED LINK to read the article.
First Day of Broadcasting
Cox_Wheeler 1963-64
Games Slayter Family
Pool Party Remote
WGSF_Transmitter Duty
Teacher Robert McDaniel
WGSF TV Cameras
The Mobile TV Truck
Electrical Power for the TV Truck
The "Blue Truck"
Program Origination
TV Training Classes
WGSF Personnel
Adult Volunteers
Control Room
Election Coverage
Summer Festival
Summer School
Hartford Fair
Changing Channels
WGSF Picnics
WGSF Reunions
Sports Coverage
Graduation Coverage
Teen Time
On The Road to: ???
John's Movies - "Rotten Egg Award"
31 Reports

Mrs. Armstong's Music
Schools In Action
Move to Channel 19

Community Groups
"Your Topic" !?!?
The Green Box (Work records)
Wildcat Den
Summer Festival