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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 4, 1968, Colorado Springs, Colorado Ordo to history is Story of Progress Channel 13 celebrates 15 years of service to Community this month a Don t try to keep up with the Joneses a let them keep up with you a that a been the attitude of Ordo the or since the station went on the air in october of 1953 and somehow in 15 years the a Joneses have never come close to a catching Ordo to has had no Home other than its present location at 399 South eighth Street. The building was built especially to House both radio and television. The to transmitter was in the control room. The Antenna was on top of the radio Tower and there was Only local coverage at that time. A Csc to in Pueblo now Koa a picked up uie signal and retransmitted it to the Pueblo area. The studio had Only one live camera and As Many As 15 different staging areas would be covered during one 30-minute studio presentation. As Colorado Springs grew so did Ordo to the staff was expanded to meet the needs of More and larger departments and Harry Moth became president and general manager of the company As Ordo radio had pioneered the use of Remote broadcasts in the area Kroo Tele vision became equipped to set the Pace for the television Remote. The to transmitting facilities were moved to the top of Cheyenne Mountain with new and powerful equipment to cover the entire Southeastern Section of Colorado As Well As the san Luis Valley of so them Colorado and the Northern part of new Mexico through Community to systems Kudo to became an affiliate of the Abc television network they had the first to Mobil unit a completely equipped Van to allow tape or direct telecasts from anywhere in our viewing area. They pioneered telecasts of parades Street breakfasts graduation ceremonies and band concerts from the air Force Academy the building of Titan rockets from the Martin Plant in Denver Pilot training at United airlines in Denver Complete coverage each Day of the Colorado state fair in Pueblo band concerts direct from All High schools in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area isolated Camps and dude ranches High in the Rockies Complete election returns from election Headquarters in Colorado Springs and Pueblo and High school football and basketball games they originated the first telecast from the Summit of pikes Peak. Their series outdoor fun and ski fun presented Many varied and difficult problems. Many of which were met by improvising and devising new equipment to meet their needs. New production techniques have been developed by the staff to match the ambitious schedule. Kid of to purchased their first video tape recorder a macaronis tape recorder a Black and White in 1964. In 1966 they purchased their first a in p e x video tape recorder which has since been converted to color recently a new vr-1200 color video tape recorder was added to the equipment. Both Czojor recorders Are equipped with electronic editors. In 1967 another important addition was made with the Purchase of a new be color film Chain and new Eastman 16mm projectors. In August of 1968, Ordo to bought 2 g e live color cameras thus becoming the first station in Southern Colorado to go All Colora a and remain ahead of the Ordo to management Harry Hoth president Jay Gardner Vic president is Gen mgr. Enjoy All co Lorall the time on Ordo tech. 13 these two be color cameras make it possible for Ordo to originate All local pro Grams in color. Ordo to s control room is compact and efficient. It contains about four t much equipment for color As for Black and White. Color video tape recorders can take color programs from the network for delayed broadcast or make possible Many local programs in cwt or tile building at 399 South 8th St. Was built in 1953 to House both Ordo to and Ordo radio however Many changes have occurred since that time

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