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- F. Fester Fletcher and the News on KCPR Newsservice: The hirsute social commentator known as F. Fester Fletcher was a parody of the reknowned KSLY newscaster Fred Peterson. This satire was written and performed by the very talented FrankCalabrese, who created this, and other, unforgettable characters that were heard on KCPR from the late 1960s and into 1971. Fester's Last Stand was written and produced for broadcast on KCPR by Calabrese went he left San Luis Obispo to serve in the United States Navy. Bonus Track: Best of Calabrese. Notes by WoodyGoulart.
Frank, the Sarkes Tarzian and the TVA|Frank, the Sarkes Tarzian and the TVA
Since we all worked together at Hallikainen and Friends, it's not surprising that the story about the Navy Broadcast Service and the TVA Audio Mixers at the NAB Convention has a connection to Frank. I think it was the 1978 NAB convention in Las Vegas.
The TVA exhibit in our convention booth consisted of the control panel from a Sarkes Tarzian video switcher controlling the TVA Audio Mixer. The exhibit was mounted in the top of our booth's front counter where people could see it as they walked by. The Sarkes Tarzian control panel was something of Frank's I had come across years earlier when we started H&F. I borrowed it to use on my senior project, a vertical interval video switcher. Later we adopted the Sarkes control panel to control the TVA for the NAB exhibit. The control panel was connected to the TVA with a 25-pair cable which I wired myself: Blue, orange, green, brown, slate!
You have to think that if it wasn't for Frank and his vintage control panel, the NBS may have never taken a second look at us that day at the NAB. It's a genuine Frank Capra story as well as a Frank Calabrese story. (from Len Filomeo)
- Frank Calabrese told me early-on that the first words spoken over KCPR were, "Christ! Are we on the air?" This was before the license had even arrived, bootlegging using the stolen KCSB Phasitron transmitter. (from Jan A. Tarsala, KCPR engineer 1975-77)
*The Frank and Pam Network - Frank Calabrese is lovingly remembered online by his wife and friends. *Frank Calabrese: As We Remember Him - This video was produced by Woody Goulart for the October 25, 2009 memorial tribute to Frank Calabrese at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Running time is about three minutes. *Frank Photos in KCPR Alumni Gallery - Make sure you hit the "show all results" button.