Without a doubt, one of the most popular broadcasts DDQ would do each year was the coverage of the Carnival of Flowers parade. In the early days this was done as a highlights package that was aired after the event. This progressed to a delayed telecast often with only an hour turn around as tapes recorded in the outside broadcast van were rushed back up to the station for telecast. Then we progressed to live telecasts using multi-hop microwave link installations beaming the signals into the station live for immediate telecast. In those innocent days before aggregation, the internet and modern generation media savvy consumers, these humble telecasts delighted the region's residents, particularly the elderly or those in hospital or homes, who could not make it to see the parade first hand. These were the things that local television stations did back in those days. Here are some happy snaps from those carnival OBs.
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