This close-up shows what teletype copy looked like
back then. The typebars for some of the letters (R, B, P and A) had a bunch
of accumulated crud, so it looks like somebody had filled in the letters, but it
just means that the machine needed cleaning.
This short video clip shows a
similar machine in operation. Much more discussion of the national teletype system
for broadcast stations can be found
on this page.
Very old KRLD
According to current KRLD
Chief Engineer Erik Disen, this is a rare picture of the old KRLD radio transmitter site
in or near the area now occupied by Love Field. The station transmitted from this site between about
1930 and 1938, when the transmitter site moved to Garland. Mr. Disen notes that KRLD
operated at 10 kW on 1040 kHz from the building in this picture.
The station operated with a Marconi antenna suspended between two self-supporting towers,
and in this picture the feedline is visible at the top of the building.
Here is another picture
of the old KRLD radio transmitter site... I think. This building is slightly different in
appearance from the old transmitter building shown above.