Great Radio Amateurs of Yesteryear

Great radio amateurs of yesteryear:

The late Rudy Van Gelder (W2TMD) was a master recording engineer whose music studios in Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey were used in many famous jazz sessions on the Blue Note, Prestige, and Impulse record labels.

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“Rudy got interested in electronics early on, and he became a radio ham when still a teenager. In those days, much of the professional audio equipment was designed and built in-house. The large record companies had electronic engineers on staff that would take care of their needs; Rudy did much of it himself.”

This 1947 callbook reference shows Rudy’s original QTH, which was his first recording studio.

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Rudy’s 2011 interview by Don and Maureen Sickler is here — https://tinyurl.com/e9tv3yej

In time present, the Sicklers manage the Englewood Cliffs studio.

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