Cedar St. Transmitter site and an early studio location. 2009 Photo.
Another view of the transmitter building which was the original tx and studio building at this location, dating back to the thirties I think. In the late sixties, in the sation's hayday as a rock and roll station, a large pre-fab studio building was constructed in front of this building (to the left of the building in the photo above). When Cedar Street was widened the building had to go and WPOP moved their studios further east on Cedar St. to the top of the hill near Rt. 15.
Westinghouse Type 5-HV 5kw transmitter.
Westinghouse, another view.
Inside the left front cabinet. This transmitter was an engineer's dream with 23 meters allowing the engineer on duty to monitor just about evey section of the transmitter.
A transmitter similar to this one served as the driver for WTIC's 50,000 watt transmitter.
Lower front cabinet.
Westingtonhouse Mercury Recitifer Tubes.
Part of the Westinghouse Transmitter.
Westinghouse control system.
Westinghouse RF final section. Note the large final tube on left and the large vacuum capacitor upper right.
Westinghouse Modulator section.
In the sixties the Westinghouse transmitter was retired and put into stand-by service, and a new Gates BC-5P transmitter was put on the air as the main rig.
In the late sixties the Westinghouse 5-HV transmitter was designated the stand-by transmitter and this Gates BC-5P became the main transmitter. It was much smaller and allowed for the higher modulation levels required by the rock and roll format of WPOP which was important if they were to remain competitive with WDRC.
Gates BC-5P RF Driver cabinet.
Gates BC-5P Modulator.
Old balanced line feed through insulators.
Balanced Line Feed Throughs from the outside.
Transmitter Master Control area. These consoles used to be inside a booth to isolate the control engineer from the noisy transmitters. There was a window in front of the console which allowed the engineer to see the Westinghouse transmitter meters as required by law.
The door to Studio D. Do not enter then the red light is on!
Inside Studio D.
View from Studio D of the old Westinghouse transmitter.
The spring reverb which gave WPOP that "sixites sound."
Remote broadcast, anyone?
Looking back into Studio D from the main transmitter area.
In the eighties the BC-1P was retired and the Harris SX-5 (middle) took its place and the BC-5P was used as the auxiliary transmitter. In 2006, the BC-5P was retired and the SX-5, replaced by the BE AM-6A (right), relegated to auxiliary service.
Back of the building from the parking lot.