Author Archives: Frederick R. Vobbe

About Frederick R. Vobbe

In my nearly 50+ year career I have worked at recording studios, radio, and television stations. I restore old tape recordings of radio jingles, airchecks, and broadcast production music from tape and records. I also design electronic circuits and home-brewing equipment such as audio processors, tube compressors, switcher & control systems, audio distribution amplifiers, and audio mixers. Licensed engineer, amateur radio, and GMRS.

Old School Console

Today I found a reference to the Gates Studioette console.  Remember them?  This console resided in the pirate ship Ross Revenge, “The Boat That Rocked”.  If you’re not familiar with the history its well worth an hour of reading!   … Continue reading

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April 1st is Here

April 1st is here, so I thought I would mention some pranks. Yes, I like a good joke if it’s not mean or harms someone. OK, so let’s look at a few from the past. The Mackinaw Tunnel I love … Continue reading

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The Rescue of the VB28FM

Growing up with depression era parents and grandparents I learned a good lesson.  Don’t be quick to discard something which might have value.  Something broken can be fixed, and with some sweat-equity you can realize something expensive for very little … Continue reading

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