Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Carlisle CD Radio Goes Into Service

November 21, 1957 the Cumberland County Civil Defense radio station located at the Cumberland County jail in Carlisle officially went into operation. The station had been in operation all week, but the official opening took place at 11:30 a.m. (11-21-57)

The new station makes the CD stations located in Shippensburg and the West Shore obsolete. Previously three stations were needed to cover the county. Whereas the former stations were all 60 watts, the new setup has a 250-watt station in Carlisle.

Charles U. Mowery explained that four paid men who would not be members of the sheriff’s staff would operate the station.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And we have come such a long way. We have this great new radio system that just plain sucks. Anyone who has tried to talk to County on one of the portables will know what I'm talking about.