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Ed_golick
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Post Number: 231
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 9:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anybody know where the old WJBK facilities were when they occupied the Masonic Temple? Do any remnants of the studio still exist?
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Psip
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Post Number: 1053
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Posted on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 9:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ed, I don't think there were TV studios at Masonic, but there were radio facilities. WQRS used them last in the early '90s, briefly.
The next time I am down at JBK, I will ask though.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Psip,
The WJBK TV studios were in the Masonic Temple from 1948 until 1956, when they moved to their New Center facility. I appreciate any information you can find out.
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Saruthma
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Post Number: 34
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Posted on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 9:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To my knowledge, the studios are still there... on the 6th floor or 6th mezzanine (13th floor). I don't know how intact they are. I don't think anything has been in there since. There is a recording company that has its address as the 6th mezzanine at the Detroit Temple: http://www.detroitgospel.com.

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