William B. Ogden Radio School





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Great to find your page about my old friend "Mr. Ogden." I was 18 at the time, between high school and the military and living almost around the corner from the school when I paid the tuition and entered Bill's hall's of high learning.

On the first day, Mrs. Ogden asked, "Did you say goodbye to your friends?" I was puzzled at first then she added, "You won't be seeing any of them until you finish, here!" Little did I know how right she was. But, it was a great experience and paid off later as that little blue paper was in hot demand back then.

By the way, I completed the 2nd class test in less than 30 minutes and, of course, didn't need a slide rule. His method of taking a multiple choice test succeeded all the way through college.

Thank you so much for collecting the photos and memories from "ROES"!

--John Payne, Clayton, NC (Class of January 1969)


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Don't think I'll ever forget. "Coffees, get 'em high." The morning and afternoon signal that break time was coming soon. Tally and Thora had to get the number of coffee, tea, etc all correct.

Any one recall what, " Hu Lu over Mu Ly, times Hick minus Lick" means?? I know it was a way to solve what??


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I attended Ogden'S ROES school in 1966. I went on to a career in radio, TV, Recording Studios, Chief Engineer Studios MGM Records and Capitol Records.

Ogden got my foot in the door.


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I am a graduate of the summer class of 1970. What a great experience going through that school was to me! It was hard at times but I earned my "First Phone" there and I was very glad to have gone through the William B. Ogden Radio Operation Engineering School. I have always regretted the FCC's decision to eliminate the First Class Licenses and replace with the General ones. Oh well, I still have my First Class Tickets! Thanks for making this school part of your museum.

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It is a surprise to hear that Bill retired just two years after I attended his school. What I learned there has helped me numerous times in passing tests.

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I was at Ogden's school in the Spring of 1965. It took my 6 weeks to graduate and get my "first phone". It was a great class, everybody got along and helped each other. Names I remember include Chuck Scruggs from KSOL in San Francisco, Lloyd Higuera who managed a station south of Reno, NV in the 80's. It really helped my career and was a solid self awareness boost. Thanks for keeping the memory alive.

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I was a student there in 1963, and successfully obtained my 1st Class due to Bill's 1st class instruction, and wanted to say thanks!

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Hi. Just found this site. I went to the school in summer of 1970. And I got my 1st phone license. I have a class picture dated July 1970. I'll be glad to send it to you.

Alan

Admin reply: Thank You Alan. We will be in touch with you re the photo of the July 1970 class. Bob, Administrator


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Was a student, grad, in the late 60`s.60's always remember Bill and Tally. I have interesting memories of the school, and that Bill taught mr how to learn. Also had way too good of a time out of the classroom.
Watched the moon landing on a little black and white tv in the classroom.
The restaurants in the area would have tablecloths covered with math, and napkins also. I remember the planes, flew too close to scare us when we would climb up to the roof .
Good bye Ogdens, sleep well.


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Re The Story of Bill Bates and KTRB -- he was 6CF, then W6CF. the California Historical Radio Society is now W6CF, in Alameda. We inherited the call from Jim Maxwell (ARRL Pacific Director). Nice to know its origin! See www (dot) CaliforniaHistoricalRadio (dot) com. 73 Bart Lee, CHRS, K6VK ##

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