Announcer/engineer Dave Haug operates KDLR and (KDLR-FM) in 1971.
45's, LP's and '78's were the media of the day, local recording was done on bulky reel-to-reel machines in the background. In those days, a radio announcer really had to keep on his feet to keep the program running. During a 2-3 minute song, there was no time to rest! They would be very busy getting other machines ready to play, recording, answering the phone, maintaining the transmitter, preparing the news, among many other duties. And that was just one station! He also ran the FM station in another studio behind him. The FM station was automated, but still had to be regularly updated and watched.