"Tiger" Tom Murphy surprised me in the mail with a 1963 Portland Radio/TV School pamphlet. You'll have fun reading the instructor bio's. I've tried to recreate it all here. Yes, it was a very different time. Youngsters, you will read why we call it the good old days, enjoy!
SPRING, SUMMER '63
OREGON'S ONLY ACCELERATED
13 WEEK SPECIAL CLASSROOM
COURSE LEADING TO YOUR FIRST
CLASS RADIO TELEPHONE LICENSE
[background picture of the PNEW television studio]
409 S.W. 13th Ave.
This Is The Age of Electronics.
If you want Success, Security, Financial Rewards and the satisfaction that comes from doing work that is vitally needed in our Country today, there is one thing we would like to make clear to all of You...
Age Is No Barrier!
Success begins when you begin to make it happen!
Whether you have just finished High School or are in your forties, looking for security in an age that may see Your Future Threatened by the Technical Revolution-Automation.* The greatest field for future success available today is Electronics.
It may seem incredible but if you have normal intelligence and aptitude WE CAN TRAIN YOU TO PASS YOUR F.C.C. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIRST PHONE LICENSE IN JUST 13 WEEKS OR LESS.**
This license is your admittance to a Secure Future in Radio, T.V. Governmental Technical Work, work that will always be available and Now Desperately Needs Qualified People.
We would be the last in the world to tell you that this course is as easy as basket-weaving. It is not. It will take work on your part, in both classroom attention and home study. But we can assure you that literally thousands of average , everyday people have gained their First Phone License in just 13 weeks of this Accelerated Instruction Method.
You owe it to yourself to investigate this opportunity. Remember, We can open a Secure Future to You but only YOU can take the first step.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP
*"Unemployment continues to rise. Government Officials Fear the trend will increase for Non-Technical Workers in this Electronic Age." Time Magazine.
**Normal time is eighteen months to secure your First Class Radio Telephone License.
If You want Success for Yourself, learn from Successful People. These Successful People will teach You Personally.
[TELEVISION INSTRUCTORS PICTURED WITH BIOS]
JOE ALLEN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Graduate of Multnomah College in electronics, Chief Engineer of radio station KOHI, KLIQ and currently in the engineering department of Portland television station KPTV.
HARRY GODSIL, TELEVISION PRODUCTION AND DIRECTION
Four years television and drama instructor at Lewis & Clark College, currently Operations Manager at KPTV.
IVAN SMITH, TELEVISION NEWS
Assistant News Director , KGW T.V. channel 8. Mr. Smith is highly regarded in the news field and we are proud to have him as a member of our staff.
DOUG LAMEAR, TELEVISION SPORTS CASTING
Doug is Portland's best known television Sportscaster. His background includes six years as KGW T.V. Sports Director.
ROY COOPER, CAMERA THEORY AND OPERATION
A graduate of Texas Christian in radio and television, top camera man at KPTV for two and a half years, currently crew chief at KATU T.V.
ED SULLIVAN, TELEVISION SALES
Mr. Sullivan's background includes 10 years of Radio and T.V. sales -- currently leading salesman at KATU, Channel 2 -- Portland.
GENE BRENDLER, ON AND OFF CAMERA TELEVISION ANNOUNCING
Gene is one of Portland's finest television announcers and personalities. His background includes five years of radio announcing and seven years of television announcing. He is currently Chief Announcer at KPTV.
[RADIO INSTRUCTORS PICTURED WITH BIOS]
GEORGE McGOWAN, RADIO NEWS CASTING
Mr. McGowan is considered one of the Pacific Northwest's leading newscasters and his background includes eighteen years in the news field with KXLY Spokane, KOIN Portland and currently KEX in Portland.
SAMMY TAYLOR, RADIO ANNOUNCING
Twenty two years as a leading Portland radio personality on KWJJ and KGW. Chosen as the Nation's number one disc-jockey in 1962, Mr. Taylor has a daily show on KWJJ.
DEL OLNEY, RADIO PROGRAM DIRECTION
Currently Program Director for KXL, Olney's background covers eighteen years in radio as announcer and Program Director at KWJJ in Portland, KJR Seattle, KHON Honolulu.
NAT JACKSON, RADIO CONTINUITY
A graduate of University of Portland and a veteran of 10 years in radio continuity. Formerly with KRXL in Lewiston and 2 1/2 years as Continuity Director at KISN.
RAY HORN, RADIO ANNOUNCING
A big voice in Portland radio, Mr. Horn's shows have consistently rated number one. He is now heard daily on KGW.
ROGER FERRIER, TOP FIFTY DISC JOCKEY
Six year veteran of Portland radio at KISN, KEX, KKEY & KGAY. Each student will actually do a 15 minute show under Ferrier's direction.
JOHN HICKOX, RADIO SALES
A graduate of University of Oregon, former Sales Manager of KOIL in Omaha and now top salesman for radio KISN in Portland.
JIM STRICKLAND, ELECTRONICS IN INDUSTRY
Twenty five years in radio and electronics, Mr. Strickland is currently an engineering writer for Tektronics, Inc. He shared the engineering responsibilities for multiplex broadcasting on KPFM and has been with Tektronics for 8 1/2 years.
THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU NOW IN TELEVISION, RADIO AND ELECTRONICS
WE OFFER COMPLETE PLACEMENT. THERE ARE MORE JOBS IN BROADCASTING, TELECASTING, GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ELECTRONICS PROJECTS THAN CAN BE FILLED. A glance at the Help Wanted section in any newspaper is Ready Proof. A First Class Radio Telephone License is a PRIME REQUIREMENT in entering such fields as:
Radio, television engineering and operation.
Federal Aviation Agency Communications.
Overseas Radio Services.
Voice of America Radio.
Bell Telephone Systems.
All phases of communications engineering, maintenance and operation.
Continental and overseas jobs with companies such as: RCA, Philco, General Electric and many more.
Missile control and tracking networks.
LICENSED AND BONDED BY THE STATE OF OREGON EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT.
TWO SEPARATE CLASSES
1. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings 7:00 to 10:00.
2. Tuesday, Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP
409 S.W. 13th Avenue
Portland 5, Oregon
A CAREFUL PERSONAL INTERVIEW WILL BE NECESSARY BEFORE ADMITTANCE.
Please have your representative call on me about your school for 1st class radio telephone
license in 13 weeks. I understand that I am under no obligation.
NAME ___________________________________________ PHONE ____________________
CITY ___________________________________________ STATE ____________________
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Complete Placement Service -- No Charge
There are More Jobs Available than can be Filled.