Monday, May 18, 2015

HCJB Announces New Items on Tribute Page


HCJB Quito, Ecuador is surely one of the most famous shortwave stations. We have a number of historic items from the station, and we are going to put them all on a special "HCJB Tribute" page.

To start off we have posted a pamphlet called "Songs and Scenes" which, as the name implies, contains some photos of the station as well as sheet music for some songs, several of which were written by HCJB co-founder Clarence W. Jones.

Judging from the copyright dates of the songs and the "Gospel Sound Truck"  in one of the photos, this pamphlet appears to date from the very late 1940s or early 1950s. Note the group photo on p. 14. That's definitely Clayton Howard in the front row, far left, and maybe Helen in the back row, fourth from the left. Both had arrived at the station circa 1941.
(via new History material at
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer May 10/WWDXC Top Nx 1208)