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Bill Sacks worked as a vacation relief transmitter engineer in 1972 - 1973. Today he consults CBS Radio and operates, reburbishing analog Optimod units.



Bill Sacks writes:

I worked for Smitty at the transmitter site as a vacation relief transmitter engineer in about 72-73 and have many friends from that era who were at WPGC. My full time job at the time was Chief Engineer of WYRE in Annapolis.
WYRE and WPGC shared many people, including Big Don O'Bryan, myself, and Dino Del Galo. I give Marty Sacks (no relation) as a reference for my tour of duty at WPGC.

Before I worked for Smitty, while still in High School, I worked at the TV shop at the end of Walker Mill Road. Neither the intersection nor the shopping center are still there. The current AM site, now 50 kW day / a few hundred watts at night, is now over the old land fill at the intersection of Ritchie Road - horrible to get in and out of. The FM site remains on Walker Mill Road.

Ironically I consult CBS these days and they now own WPGC. We were at the old site recently. A remaining CCA 10 kW AM is still in service as a back up there.


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