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Career Academy Reel to Reel Tape Machine This is a small, portable reel to reel tape recorder that was made in Japan for the "Career Academy School of Famous Broadcasters." I attended that Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1969. These tape recorders were offered to students so that we had something on which to practice our "announcer voice" while we were not in class. It could handle 5" or smaller reels. It still works. At the time I attended the school two rather famous people were sponsors of it. Broadcaster, author and lecturer Robert St. John, and NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, (of course, back then in 1969 he was known as Lew Alcindor, and played for the Milwaukee Bucks.) I got to meet both of these gentlemen. Mr. St. John was actually the author of the textbook we used. I became a radio broadcaster… but never a famous one. :-( This was back in the days when you could lose your broadcasting license and even your job for saying ‘hell’ or ‘damn’ over the air. Somewhere along the way the FCC has curled up and died!
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Added: 22nd August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Posted by: BillDerBerg on 2007-08-28 
.. that's a lovely recorder you've got there, jimmyjet. ;)

... and Lou Alcinder... I haven't heard that name referred to in decades... that or Cassius Clay. ?:D
Posted by: lw1bassmaster on 2010-06-23 
hi jimmyjet, my father died 10 years ago,and i found a old reel to reel player with the words career academy of famous brodcasters, its the exact one you have in the picture. it is in 100% shape and works, ive been trying to find out a little about it and so far you told me the most. my father gave it to my mother in 1970, his name was Darrel (rabbit) Warren. did he maybe go to school with you there. he was a musician and lived in nashville and seattle, but he traveled with some of country musics greats.
Posted by: Thayes14701 on 2011-04-23 
I, also, attended the Career Academy School of Famous Broadcasters during that time. I remember the recorders. I remember the studio that we used and a lot of other things. Anyone who attended CA School of Famous Broadcasters please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.
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