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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.

    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.

    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

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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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Under Construction At one time I had a very extensive internet  website presense, including a history of WGSF Television and 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.
        Anyone who happened to save any of this information could contribute greatly to the restoration process.

Leland Hubbell
     January 2018

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WGSF  @  Yahoo Groups

A previous effort to consolidate WGSF data, photographs and an interchange of information exists at  http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/WGSF_TV/
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 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:

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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