WMAQ-TV Studios

CURATOR'S NOTE: Chet Campbell did not include any photographs of the WMAQ-TV studios in his 1970 article. The photo below, taken in studio A in the late 1960's, is from the NBC archives.

Left: On the left, Charlie Walker is at the helm of the ponderous TK-41, RCA's first-generation color studio camera. The assistant director (wearing the headset) appears to be Tony Verdi.
Studio A

 WMAQ-TV has three live studios and one "satellite" studio which is used in conjunction with another studio's controllroom. The dimensions of the studios are:

A---44 feet x 70 feet

A1---(Satellite) 31 feet x 45 feet

D---38 feet x 53 feet

E---40 feet x 53 feet

Studio B is the film control studio, and is also the standby and station break studio.

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