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Focus: America radio talk show audio recordings

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Original Open Reel Tapes 1-20

Original Open Reel Tapes 21-43



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Focus: America radio talk show audio recordings, 1975-1976 | University of Miami University Archives

By Koichi Tasa

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Collection Overview

Title: Focus: America radio talk show audio recordings, 1975-1976Add to your cart.

ID: ASU0105

Creator: Arenstein, Richard Albert (1953-)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The original tapes 1 - 22 are arranged according to production or air dates in 1975.  The tapes 23 - 32 are only dated as Spring 1976,  number 1 to 10.  The tapes 33 to 43 do not have dates and numbered 1 - 11.  We assume they were produced in fall 1976.

There are 43 DVDs that hold mp3 and WAV versions of the original content, which were all professionally remastered and digitized.

Date Acquired: 06/01/2008

Languages: English

Abstract

"Focus: America" radio talk show was created by Richard (Ric) Arenstein, Larry Wallenstein, and Chuck Bortunick, who were students of the Communications Department, University of Miami in 1975 and 1976.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

"Focus: America" radio talk show was created by Richard (Ric) Arenstein and Larry Wallenstein, both juniors in the Communications Department, University of Miami in 1975.  The show, originally started as a local program "Focus: Miami," was produced at the UM's campus radio station WVUM-FM, and Arenstein interviewed local personalities and celebrities visiting Miami.

After the successful first season, the tapes of the talk show were mailed to more than 70 college stations across the country under the name "Focus: America."  In the senior year Arenstein and his new associate, Chuck Bortunick, traveled under a grant from the Burger King Corp. to tape interviews of celebrities in other parts of the country.  The show ended at the graduation of Arenstein.

Biographical Note

Arenstein, the Host and the Executive Producer of "Focus: America," was a junior when he started producing the radio talk show.  He majored in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami and graduated in 1976. 

He is a native of Richmond, VA and he still resides there.  He is married and  has two daughters.  He is the president of Arenstein and Associates, a real estate development and investment company.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Source: Sam Grogg, Dean, School of Communication

Acquisition Method: The original open reel tapes were donated by Richard Arentein.


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[Box 1: Master Copy, 1975-1976],
[Box 2: Service Copy, 1975-1976],
[Box 3: External Hard Drive, 1975-1976],
[Box 4: Original Open Reel Tapes 1-20, 1975],
[Box 5: Original Open Reel Tapes 21-43, 1975-1976],
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Box 1: Master Copy, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
43 DVD discs that contain WAV and mp3 versions of the original contents.
Box 2: Service Copy, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
43 DVD discs that contain WAV and mp3 versions of the original contents.
Box 3: External Hard Drive, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
This external hard drive contains all the WAV and MP3 files of the original contents from the open reel tapes.
Box 4: Original Open Reel Tapes 1-20, 1975Add to your cart.
Original open reel tapes 1-20 is stored in the box.
Box 5: Original Open Reel Tapes 21-43, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Original open reel tapes 21-43 are stored in the box.



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