WGAR Tapes - Digitization / Restoration

My dad, Bob Becker, worked at the Cleveland radio station, WGAR, early in his radio career. Because of this, we have a large archive of 1/4” reels; the collection we have features many historical broadcasts from the earlier years of the station, as well as clips from my dad’s reports and talk shows. We have anywhere from 50-100 reels, and a couple years ago I decided to digitize them for storage and archiving.

The first two clips are a side by side comparison of a minor restoration I did, removing some background hiss, clipping, and clicks/pops. The remaining clips are recordings of entire reels, in their original condition.