Interview with Ronald Stewart


  • Identifier: 1981 OH 085
  • Date: 6/16/1976
  • Interviewer: Perry, Jerry Paul
  • Interviewee: Stewart, Ronald
  • Description: Ronald Stewart, the chief engineer of technical activity at all the KET production centers, discusses various technical challenges that KET faced during its early years. Interview topics include discussions over broadcast system site selections, the reasons behind utilizing microwave systems over cable broadcast technologies, major KET network design decisions, the "Owsley Report", and details about "political booking" and Governor Nunn's involvement with the television network. Stewart provides insight into the major technological challenges that KET administrators and involved government officials faced while establishing KET's state wide broadcast network.
  • Location: Lexington, KY
  • Duration: 1:42:31
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  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The digitization of the Kentucky Educational Television Project was funded by Kentucky Oral History Commission funding.


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