THE
RUSS BLOXOM
PHOTO GALLERY
Part 3
A pictorial salute to Russ' years in radio
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Russ (bottom left) poses for a Christmas Photo with his co-workers
at KCLE in the late-1950s.  Owner George Marti was a pioneer in the
radio industry, developing the idea of remote pick-up broadcasting,
now referred to as electronic news gathering (ENG,) and conceived
the concept of microwave transmission of radio signals from studio
to transmitter (STL.)  Fellow broadcaster Don Harris spent many
successful years at WBAP-AM, and "Captain" Mike Ambrose was
later an air personality at KLIF-AM
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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.The KCLE staff poses for another photo.  News Director John Butner is at top left.
Don Harris is 3rd from left at top.  Russ is 1st on left bottom, seated next to
Mike Ambrose (bottom center.)
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection

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Russ spins a few records at KCLE
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ dons a cowboy hat for his second radio gig,
at KJIM in "Cowtown" (Fort Worth)
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ (right) is seen here in 1961 pulling copy off the
AP machine at KTCU, the campus radio station
at Texas Christian University
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ is at KXOL by 1961.  Here, he prepares for a newscast.
Note the machine just above him; this is an old military
radar unit, now used by the station to track severe weather!
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ consults with a co-worker about a news story
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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"I'm finally on time!" Russ exclaims to his boss, and
had this photo taken to prove so
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ and Bruce Neal talk outside the KXOL mobile news unit
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Inside the KXOL mobile news unit
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ prepares to give the news on KXOL
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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An old KXOL ad depicts the newsmen who all ended up
at WBAP/KXAS-TV.  Bob Schieffer was already at Channel 5
by then, and was instrumental in siphoning away KXOL's top
news talent
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ' business card from KXOL.  He was promoted to
Assistant News Director before being hired away at
Channel 5 in 1967
Credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Russ, today, outside the former KXOL Lancaster Avenue studios.
The studios are now home to the Democratic Party headquarters
of Tarrant County
Photo credit:  Mike Shannon Collection
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Inside Russ' former newsroom at KXOL today
are Russ and webmaster Mike Shannon
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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