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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    http://www.paramountstudiotour.com/p...irections.html

    Apparently the Old KHJ-TV/KCAL-TV offices and Newsroom is now the Studio Tour office for Viacom owned Paramount studios as of 2018.
    That's a nice use for it. Better than anonymous offices the public can't enter.

  2. #12
    Seems to me, the tour office was previously located at the Gower gate. They did a nice job on the fašade of 5515, making it fit with the historic main gate and the Melrose wall, because as I recall it didn't look this nice when KCAL was there. In fact I thought it looked more like a trailer than a building back then.

  3. #13
    There's a 1969-70sh photo of the KHJ Melrose facility at the beginning of this YouTube exhibit of the great J. Paul Huddleston, excuse me....Jaaaaaaay Pauulllll Hudlleston...pontificating 20/20 News in 1969. Among other stories, an update on the trial of Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert Kennedy the previous summer. Can't pin the exact date - the regular 20/20 News sign off ("And that's what's happening today <date>") is missing, since the news is leading into The History of Rock & Roll...likely the original broadcast, which began Friday February 21, 1969.

    A bit of LA radio history, that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cHZJEEi95I

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by LKellerIII View Post
    There's a 1969-70sh photo of the KHJ Melrose facility
    Aha, yes that's a different building than the one I remember.

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    https://vimeo.com/212430181

    And here is a compilation clip of KCAL9 circa 1990-1995 inside of 5515 Melrose facilities when it was then the KCAL9 studios and Newsroom. And at the start of the clip you see Disney's logo marked in the compilation tape before Disney had to leave KCAL9 because of the merger with ABC and KABC7 later in the 1990's.

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    https://vimeo.com/247698332

    and another video of 5515 Melrose ave when KCAL9 had been in the building.

  7. #17
    I see after all these years Astro Burger is still across the street!

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    https://vimeo.com/212430181And here is a compilation clip of KCAL9 circa 1990-1995 inside of 5515 Melrose facilities when it was then the KCAL9 studios and Newsroom. And at the start of the clip you see Disney's logo marked in the compilation tape before Disney had to leave KCAL9 because of the merger with ABC and KABC7 later in the 1990's.
    Minor correction---When Disney bought Channel 9, they expanded KCAL's news operation to the point that 5515 Melrose could not hold it. They kept 5515 for offices and the original studio for non-news shows and commercial production and built a newsroom and set (barn doors that could open to show the newsroom behind the anchors) on Paramount's stage 21 (the one that occupies the corner of Melrose and Gower).

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