A new display case in the broadcast lobby of Webster Hall at Missouri Southern State University captures steps in the advancement of audio and video recordings over the years. “The Evolution of Broadcast Recordings” showcases video recording items ranging from film and the earliest video reel-to-reel video recording tapes through the steps that included Beta, VHS and other tape formats to DVD recordings of today.
On the audio side, display items include 78 RPM records from the turn of the 20th century, LP’s, 45’s, various stages of audio recording tape such as reel-to-reel and cassettes, to CDs. The display case also features items such as an early microphone, a tube from a 1980’s era video camera and a film camera from the 1970’s, used to record footage for the Southern football team.
The display is highlighted in the first-floor broadcast lobby, where plaques are posted for the Regional Media Hall of Fame and Media Showcase award recipients.
“People today have the advantage of using small digital recording devices such as smart phones. Hopefully this display will create a sense of awareness and appreciation of the changes involved over the years in audio and video recording,” says Judy Stiles, KGCS-TV General Manager.
Items are available for viewing during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact Stiles at 625-9777.