Hal Moore
WCAU Radio

Broadcast Pioneers member Charlie Higgins e-mails:

...the photo of Hal Moore placing the tone arm on the record was a staged picture. ...An announcer would never have cued up a record on a turntable as operation of all technical equipment was the jurisdiction of the Technician's union.

Prior to 1950, the ACA (American Communications Association) was the tech union. During that time, technicians at all the major stations belonged. However, in 1950, IBEW (the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) became the union of choice.

On Monday, November 20, 1950, Hal had a TV program on WCAU-TV, Channel 10 in Philadelphia. It was on Mondays from 1:30 pm to 2 pm, right after "Cinderella Weekend." It, most likely, was some kind of "homemaker" program as the other days (Tuesday thru Friday) were exactly that kind of show.

Previously, Hal had a 1949 television program on WCAU-TV on Friday evenings. Moore played the hit records and interviewed celebrities.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Muderick
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