With more and more people finding, rebuilding and preserving vintage broadcast turntables, we at Russco Turntables.com strive to be not only the #1 source for parts, but also a "clearinghouse" for information on these classic pieces of American machinery. To that end, we welcome like-minded people and businesses to "link-up" with us! Many of the sites listed below have been kind enough to put our link up on their sites, and we appreciate it very much! If you would like your site to be considered for inclusion on this list of links, please contact us at parts (at) russcoturntables (dot com).
Joyful Noise Radio.com is the online ministry of Rev. David Lee Thompson, the founder and original owner of Russco Turntables.com. David spent many years collecting, buying, selling and trading parts, whole turntables, and information pertaining to vintage idler-drive turntables. In July of 2009, his doctors advised David to "scale back" some of his activities. The decision was made to sell Russco Turntables.com and its inventory to long-time radio personality (and one-time QRK employee) Skeeter Nash. Skeeter wishes to acknowledge the invaluable work of Rev. David, without whom there would be no Russco Turntables.com!
KJQ.US.COM is owned and operated by Glen Pitts. Glen has been a wonderful resource for information, and has become a good friend of RTC owner Skeeter Nash. His site has many great features, and his low-power FM station in Stockton, CA is well-equipped with a combination of modern and vintage gear, including QRK 12-C turntables and a beautifully-restored Gates CB-500 16" transcription turntable! Glenn is also an avid amateur radio operator (call sign: K6KJQ), and owns & operates the K6KJQ-R UHF repeater on 444.325 MHz (PL tone: 94.8) in the Stockton, CA area.
Russco Information--our friend, Bruce, has put together a very nice site which includes several great photos (some of which he has graciously let us use here), and a step-by-step rebuild of a Russco Cue-Master turntable!
Broadcast Documents--if you're looking for hard-to-find vintage broadcasting equipment manuals, this is the site! Gates Radio, Collins, RCA, CBS Labs, and many other manufacturers' RF and studio equipment manuals can be purchased at very reasonable prices. Owner Palmer Johnson is an experienced radio engineer, and has quite a collection of vintage gear, too!
Munn-Reese, Inc.--Broadcast engineering consultants since 1950. Friend of RTC, Ed Trombley, is a Field Engineer with Munn-Reese, and he has contributed a large amount of information and help to this website!
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