An interesting bit of history from the old CHEK TV when the station was located in Saanich on Epsom Drive; a media chum of my dad's sent this old B&W to me just recently. It dates from roughly about 1961-2.
This is a picture of the master control room where the technicians literally ran the show behind the scenes, performed all the sound and video editing, queued up and aired the commercials, etc.The glass booth @ centre-right is where the announcers would typically record voice overs for news stories etc.
Spent a huge chunk of my youth from ages 2-11 at this joint literally being babysat on Saturdays by some of the guys in this pic while dad did his thing on his show in the main studio beyond the sound proofed glass partition. They usually pulled out a monitor and perched me on a stool in a corner to watch cartoons which looped over and over all day, probably figuring - correctly - that Gigantor, Batman and later Scooby-Doo and the Banana Splits would keep the little b@stard entertained and out of trouble .
This is actually only a fraction of the equipment much of which is out of frame and behind the fellows sitting at their stations here; also later in the decade (1960's) the control area expanded far to the left of this shot where the bench ends and they added a whole slough of monitors above. A happy childhood memory for sure -