WCLG UPI TELETYPE Morgantown WV
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FLASH! - WCLG UPI TELETYPE Morgantown WV - SAVED! 
Now at SMECC
 

 


Dan Sussman tells us: This United Press International teletype is typical of those that were found in American newspaper and broadcast newsrooms until the late 20th Century, until more modern models and, eventually, computer terminals made them obsolete.

This machine was recovered from the newsroom of WCLG radio in Morgantown, West Virginia in 1982, when it was replaced by a faster, quieter model. This "ticker" was stored in a closet, just off the newsroom. Its location allowed the staff to mute the machine's clattering during newscasts, but the terminal was also close enough for the news staff to quickly "pull" copy for "rip and reading" on the air or for rewrite.

WCLG also housed the Morgantown bureau of United Press International, a one person operation responsible for coverage of northern and eastern West Virginia news and West Virginia University sports.

PHOTO - Ed Sharpe Archivist for SMECC picking up the Teletype for the museum.
(Thanks to Dan for saving this teletype. It now lives at SMECC.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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