William B. Ogden Radio School





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Just read that Richard Kiel passed away in Fresno. I was in the summer 1964 class and have been doing radio for 50 years now, Denver,San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Finished up a 20 run on KDES palm springs a year ago doing the mid day shift. I am now PD of KZPO FM in Visalia,ca.

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Added: September 10, 2014
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Attending Ogden's in 1963 was a high point in my broadcasting career. I remember Bill saying that if he could teach electronics to the Chinese who could not speak English, he could teach electronics to anyone. I think many of us put him to the test. I returned to Ogden's for a visit in late 1963 with my new bride. I have a fading picture of her standing next to Richard Kiel in the parking lot. She barely clears his belt.

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:D Does any one have a higher resolution picture of the July '69 class? That was the class I was in. If you do please e-mail me a copy. Thanks

Added: August 4, 2014
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I attended Ogden's school in 1971 or 72. Don't remember exactly. I enjoyed him and the classes and got my 1st Class License on the first try. I remember that he used to say if you didn't pass his test first, you couldn't take the FCC test.

Added: July 25, 2014
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I was in the September class of 1964 in Burbank. Like so many others, I owe my career to Bill Ogden. Bill taught me more in one day than than my high school algebra teacher did in a semester. Near the top of my favorite events occurred during the FCC First Class exam. Bill told us, "If you get stuck on a question, put your pencil to your ear and I will tell you the answer" some one in front of me did that!

R.T.D.Q.

Keith


Added: July 24, 2014
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Most of the DJ's I hired at KEZY Anaheim 1967-1985 had a third phone but all the night time guys had to have the first phone because we were then directional. The best engineer/DJ by far was Tom Milner.

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I went to Ogden's and got my first in April of 1965-I thought we were the last class in Burbank. I noticed you do not have our 1965 class picture but I do. I talked to a class mate this year for the first time since 1965 (Chuck "Bugsy" Scruggs who is now in Tennesee-became big in his childrens show and ended up getting credit for saving the Lorraine motel before it was torn down-Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed there. Jay Lang also know as Jason Lang and JJ Lang.

Added: July 9, 2014
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I was in the January 1969 class, Shotgun Tom was a hold over. ROES was a great milestone in my life. I'm sill in broadcasting, I spent 42 years in Radio mostly in Salt Lake City, and for the last 7 years in TV as a master control operator, media coordinator. I remember Augie and him shouting "ya didn't come here to sleep magpie" This site brought back so many memories. So "Coffeeee get em high"

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I earned my 1st phone license in the July 1969 class. I was working at KCOP in Los Angeles. In 1974 I moved to CBS Television City as a Camera
Operator until 1981 when I was worked as a Technical Director until I retired in 2009. Without attending the William B. Ogden Radio School I never would have had the opportunities in the industries. Thanks for everything. I was a great experience.


Added: November 26, 2013
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I loved the school .. hard work a first phone and great feeling of accomplishment. Mr. Ogden was positively the best teacher I ever had.

I have a million stories but will spare you here


Added: November 22, 2013
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