WGSF was unique - and deserves to be documented as fully as possible.
What do you remember? Share it!
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 from the "oldgleaner.com" web....
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.
1963 - 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
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
~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
Return to Top
|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
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.
|First Day of Broadcasting
||Games Slayter Family
||WGSF TV Cameras
|The Mobile TV Truck
for the TV Truck
||The "Blue Truck"
|TV Training Classes
|On The Road to: ???
||John's Movies - "Rotten Egg Award"
|Mrs. Armstong's Music
||Schools In Action
||Move to Channel 19
|"Your Topic" !?!?
||The Green Box (Work records)