*A. B. Suhor -(D)
A. B. Suhor managed to work the accounting chores of a new TV station and
a new FM station into his already efficiently functioning department. He
the monumental task with Lydia Otto, shown in the picture below. As stated
above, Lydia's son, J. Lowell Otto, and her sister were also WDSU staffers.
*Lydia Otto - (D)
Rounding out the Accounting staff, Lillian Veillon is another member of the
hard-working accounting and bookkeeping department. The department was considered
by most staffers to be the most important one in the station. Why? Because
they wrote the pay checks...that's why!
Judy Mosgrove - (D)
As a telephone operator and receptionist, Judy Mosgrove's wonderful
personality and friendly smile made all visitors to the Broulatour
Residence and WDSU-TV offices and studio feel truly welcome. Judy later
became the personnel manager of WDSU AM-FM-TV. She was also honored by
Enrique' Alvarez who chose her to be the model for his "Molly Marine"
statue that graced the little "neutral ground" park at Elks Place and
Canal Street. Judy
was one of WDSU's great ladies. All of the employees of WDSU, then and
now, mourn the loss of this cheerful lady.
*Rose Wetzel - (D)
Moving from a position in the Accounting Department of WDSU radio in the
Monteleone Hotel to a new position of Film Librarian of WDSU-TV, Rose Wetzel
studied the film library techniques of the Dumont Network, ABC-TV, NBC-TV,
WPIX in New York and the film operation of Philco in Philadelphia. Her family
was well represented at WDSU and the broadcast world. Her sister was Lydia
Otto, of the Ch.6 Accounting Department, and her nephew, Lydia's son,
J. Lowell Otto, started with WDSU radio as an engineer in 1948 and moved
into the television end of WDSU almost immediately.
Soon after WDSU-TV telecast its first program, Dottie
(Voorhies) Brooks joined Terry Flettrich as a production assistant to help
in the production of Terry's "Mrs. Muffin" program and the "Midday"
Equally adept with with an adjective as she is with a plie or an arabesque
Connie (Green) Reynolds, an accomplished ballet artist, is an important
member of the Ch.6 Continuity Department.
Another important member of the Ch.6 Continuity Department is the ever-smiling
A graduate of the Columbia University Playwriter Group, Evelyn Kennedy
headed the Ch.6 Continuity Department.Evelyn was listed in the International
Blue Book as an outstanding authoress.
Lela received a master degree from the University of Stockholm. In the
early days of WDSU-TV, Lela was the station's TV traffic expert.
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