WGSF was unique -
and deserves to be documented as fully as possible.
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1963 - 1976
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.
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
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
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.
Clifford, Scott Elliott, John Hall - 1967
are dedicated to persons who were
connected with the station, as Administrators, Employees,
Student Staff, Volunteers, or Community Support.
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| >> Leland Hubbell
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or incorrect links.
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.
- 1964 - 1976
District TV Center - 1976 - 1995
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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 < firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
The list server will automatically add your name and
distribute future e-mail postings to every subscriber.
This is a private list, which means that the list
of members is not available to non-members.
(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
To see the collection of prior postings to the list,
visit the WGSFtelevision
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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.
Previous blog Category
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- WGSF History
- Mobile TV Production Van
- Robert McDaniel
- McDaniel Obituary
- Video Cameras
- WGSF Transmitter
A previous effort to consolidate
WGSF data, photographs and an interchange of information exists
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
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Link to article about the WGSF mobile production
Link:> The Early Television
Museum is located
at 5396 Franklin Street in Hilliard, Ohio
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