Serving Metropolitan Marshfield,
And The ENTIRE United States!
Arthur G. Vogt
Owner And "General Manager"
Don't forget to tune in to
"Music Before Midnight", with your host, Art Vogt, bringing you
the best in Easy Listening music!
CLICK HERE to hear a sample of the program.
"W-ART" Radio - ALWAYS
Here is a picture of the "W-ART" FM tower. A "J-pole" type
antenna was located at the top of the "pole". The
tower(pole) was located in Art & Judy's backyard in
Marshfield. In order to "keep the peace" in his house, with
his wife, Judy, Art agreed to paint the pole, and the antenna,
green in color, so that it would blend in with the surrounding
trees, shrubs, bushes, and the garden, itself, which was where the
pole was located. Smart thinking, Art! Note the red
light bulbs located along the length of the tower(pole), on
the left side of the tower. When Art would be "on-the-air",
he could throw a switch inside his garage, and turn the lights
on(or off, again, as the situation required).
Here's another photo of Art standing next to his tower:
And here's a photo of Art sitting next to his "equipment",
including his radio transmitter, in his "studio"(i.e. the den):
Here is an interior shot(photo) of the W-ART FM
transmitter. I built it for Art, from a kit, using a
soldering iron and some other tools. It was a Christmas gift
for Art, one year. It was purchased from a company
called Ramsey Electronics, of Victor, New York. It featured
a "measly" 25mW of output power, but that kept it within "legal"
limits. AND, it transmitted in stereo. I spent some
time locating an "unused" frequency, in the FM broadcast
band, and finally settled on a frequency of 98.1 MHz. Since
Art's passing away, the "tower" is now gone, and the Athens, WI
School District bought the FM transmitter.
The following is an article which appeared in
the Marshfield News-Herald, a daily newspaper in Marshfield,
WI, which featured
Art and his radio station:
When I first began working with Art, he had a travel atlas/map
that he kept at work, and, originally being from Iowa, he had
the map for Iowa all "tagged" with yellow Post-It notes,
indicating the birthplaces of famous persons who were from
Iowa, such as Andy Williams, & John Wayne, among others.
So, one year, I had a sign professionally made up that stated
"Birthplace of Arthur G. Vogt, November 27, 1943" and his son,
Mark, took the sign down to his home town in Carroll, Iowa,
and took a picture of the sign next to the OFFICIAL sign
leading into that town. Now, several years after Art's
passing away, here are four of his grandsons, standing next to
that same sign, outside the actual home that their grandpa was
Sadly, Art left us much too soon. He passed away from
cancer in October of 2000.
Here is a photo of Art's grandsons, standing by his
tombstone at the cemetary in Roselle, Iowa.
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