March 23, 2016

Club Invited to Tour Broadcast Station

Chuck (far right) poses with RCARC members.
The club had a wonderful experience traveling back in time as Chuck Conrad (KD5TZT) owner of KZQX in Chalk Hill, better known as QX-FM, hosted the club at his stations' studios March 31st.

Chuck has been in the radio business for a number of years, starting out with a Low-Power FM station and eventually transitioning to a full-sized commercial station. He also owns an AM station in Jacksonville and an FM translator station in Tyler. He began his career in the TV industry and then owned a sound company for many years.

Chuck is also a collector broadcast memorabilia and is preparing to open a museum in downtown Kilgore. However, during the visit, most of his collections were still at the KZQX studios, allowing club members to get a preview during the tour.

Read more about Chuck and his broadcast story here. Or visit the QX-FM station website here.

RCARC members got a chance to see the station studios in action, browse a huge collection of vintage broadcast receivers, view a large collection of television cameras and even step inside a classic mobile unit from KBTV (the pre-cursor to Dallas' WFAA Channel 8). His brownies weren't bad either!

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