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Volume Five
Issue Six

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge, Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Assistant Webmaster
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis - Founding Father
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek - MidiTzer and WurliTzer


ORGAN OF THE MONTH

Click here to learn more about Ian McLean's Rodgers 340 Custom VTPO conversion project.
Ian McLean's Rodgers 340 Custom VTPO.


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Click here to learn more about the Bone Doctor, Executive producer for Walnut Hill Productions.



Welcome to the Walnut Hill Gazette. The month of June sees the site reaching over 69,290 visitors, the average being around 1,000 visits per month. During 2007, we broke an attendance record with 26,442 viewers. Many of these folks are young people from the large art communities in cyberspace, where we have built portal pages such as those at deviantART and Renderosity, to name a few.

We have repaired the problems we were having with our Main Data Server. The track ball and keyboard were refurbished because replacements could not be found. These repairs have put us way behind on adding contennt to the site. We will be scrambling to play catch up in the days ahead. Many folks have sent in donations to the Relocation Fund PayPal account and we sincerly appreciate these contributions and are grateful to those who made them.

I want to thank each and every person who visits this site during this Spring Season and beyond. Without you, our loyal patrons, there would be no Walnut Hill. We are indeed making a difference in the Land of the King, preserving a wonderful and important slice of American and World History. God bless one and all.

Richard Mogridge
Webmaster/Executive Producer
Walnut Hill Productions
Ridgecrest, California



HEADLINE NEWS


New Video from the Bone Doctor at YouTube!
Pipes of the Astral Temple

This is the Bone Doctor at the console of the 4/89 Mighty Allen Digital Classical Organ installed at the Naval Air and Weapons Station in China Lake, Ridgecrest, California. He is playing a song from Regelia Prime entitled Pipes of the Astral Temple. Click here to learn more about this wonderful instrument and listen to more selections from the Good Doctor at the console. Enjoy!


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TOSI NEWS


Mighty Theatre Pipe Organs
Damaged By Major Flooding
Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mighty WurliTzer and Paramount Theatre destroyed by flooding in Cedar Reapids, Iowa.
Remains of Mighty WurliTzer console
at the Paramount Theatre.

A sad day in the Land of the King saw the loss of two Mighty Theatre Pipe Organs and the venues where they lived in during the recent flooding of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Here, we see the damage to the theatre, including distruction of the stage and loss of the 3/12 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ console at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iwoa.
The damage to the Paramount Theatre auditorium.

In the picture above, we see the damage to the Paramount Theatre, including the distruction of the stage and loss of the 3/12 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ console.


Website Hit Count
Since Founding Day 04/02/2004

Click here to visit the Walnut Hill Office of Operations.
The Main Data Server at Walnut Hill.

The figures below represent the approximate daily hit count for the site since going online on April 2nd of 2004. Counter checks begin around ten in the morning and end around ten in the evening, Pacific Daylight Savings Time. Currently, that total stands at over 69,100 happy campers in the Land of the King!

  • 06/01/2008 - 68,216
  • 06/02/2008 - 68,259
  • 06/03/2008 - 68,294
  • 06/04/2008 - 68,331
  • 06/05/2008 - 68,377
  • 06/06/2008 - 68,403
  • 06/07/2008 - 68,439
  • 06/08/2008 - 68,461
  • 06/09/2008 - 68,482
  • 06/10/2008 - 68,511
  • 06/11/2008 - 68,538
  • 06/12/2008 - 68,560
  • 06/13/2008 - 68,576
  • 06/14/2008 - 68,615
  • 06/15/2008 - 68,652
  • 06/16/2008 - 68,691
  • 06/17/2008 - 68,734
  • 06/18/2008 - 68,773
  • 06/19/2008 - 68,821
  • 06/20/2008 - 68,872
  • 06/21/2008 - 68,916
  • 06/22/2008 - 68,942
  • 06/23/2008 - 68,974
  • 06/24/2008 - 69,013
  • 06/25/2008 - 69,042
  • 06/26/2008 - 69,087
  • 06/27/2008 - 69,102
  • 06/28/2008 - 69,153
  • 06/29/2008 - 69,252
  • 06/30/2008 - 69,294


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Slow Dog's Place on YouTube

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There are now 24 videos featuring the Mighty Conn 650 Analogue Electronic Theatre Organ now available for audition at The Slow Dog's Place on YouTube. Click here to view them all. Stay tuned for more in the days ahead.


Relocation Fund Drive

Walnut Hill Productions is still in somewhat of a bind from a business perspective. Household and personal expenses are taking a hefty slice out of the money Doc gets, as he is disabled and on a limited income. Replacing his personal property and the musical equipment lost after the relocation from Tennessee early in 2007, along with aquiring and maintaining a new residence, is continuing to be quite expensive and is by no means completed. We cannot determine how long we will be at our current location. Permanent office and residentual space is needed for this tiny entity in the High Desert.

Most of the company's original equipment was left in Tennessee due to the high cost of shipping. These items must eventually be replaced. Many have been. Below is a partial listing of the items we need for the studio in order to get back to the recording sessions Doc would like to complete, including albums from the Sub Urban Cowboys and Doc at the Mighty MidiTzer.

  1. Fender Precision Electric Bass Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)
  2. Yamaha FG335 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)
  3. Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)

Doc and Tom Hoehn have created a Pay Pal account for easily and securely receiving contributions from all who want to see this relocation take place, which will allow Walnut Hill to make major strides forward for the King of Instruments.

Below is a listing of those who have genorously contributed funds and items to date:

Name

  • Tom Hoehn
  • Gareth Howells
  • Jim Reid
  • Cyrus Roton
  • William Spalding
  • Larry Chamberlin
  • Kent Allman
  • Fred Willis
  • Joseph Loewy
  • Ronald Shreve
  • Dan Rowland
  • Eleanor Winnemore
  • Earl Hurty
  • Edward Burnett

Amount

  • $ 50.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $300.00
  • $500.00
  • $100.00
  • $100.00
  • $100.00
  • $200.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $ 25.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $100.00
  • $ 35.00
  • $ 50.00

Method

  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • Check
  • PayPal
Name
  • Bob Upward
  • Paul Kealy
  • Fred Willis
  • Mister Todd
Item
  • Zoom H4
  • Conn 650
  • A/V Gear
  • Office
Description
  • Recorder
  • Organ
  • Studio
  • Residence

These most kind and generous folks have earned memberships in the Walnut Hill Organ Club and will be notified of their membership status when the club goes official. We have decided to push forward with the organization while awaiting an ATOS charter. We will post our progress in the Gazette during the fledgeling phase of this project.

The first thing to do is find ten ATOS members who want the charter. When the chapter is official and viable as a public entity, Club members will receive printed certificates and membership cards, plus access to the WHOC online community via direct email notifications. This is just a small token of appreciation for all who are making the Walnut Hill website possible and freely available for the world to enjoy.

Click here to contribute to the Relocation Fund Drive by emailing the Bone Doctor at PayPal.

Funds received to date: $1,710.00

There are other pledges pending. Anyone can contribute as much or as little as they see fit by clicking the "Make a Donation" button above. You can also send checks via standard mail to the following address, should you choose to not use the Pay Pal account. Please make checks payable to Richard Mogridge, with the words "Relocation Fund" in the memo line. The address is:

Richard Mogridge
Walnut Hill Productions
1229 Sims Street
Ridgecrest, California 93555

If you have questions about the relocation fund, you can call the Bone Doctor at the Walnut Hill Office of Operations to learn more.

That telephone number is 1-727-230-2610.

All contributors will get recognized at the site should they choose, or they can remain anonymous, simply by letting the Bone Doctor know their preferences via email.

This is a major move forward for Walnut Hill Productions, one of the fastest growing TPO sites on the internet. Become a part of history by making your donation today. Please help us to continue the work we are doing as we continue to grow, adding new features and more services such as broadcasting audio and video for all to enjoy. You'll be glad you did.

We are thanking you in advance for your generosity and support in this grand endevour.



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Mighty MidiTzer Style 216
Version 0.8 Now Available!

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Did you ever imagine you could put a Theatre Pipe Organ inside your computer? Well, now you can, with the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glazjev. Best of all, it is absolutely free!

Just click the picture to the left to get started on your way to playing the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ virtually every day!

Listen to the Mighty MidiTzer!

Below are some cuts from various Featured Artists here at Walnut Hill that will give you an idea of what the Mighty MidiTzer sounds like.

  1. The Bone Doctor - Higher Ground
  2. Tom Hoehn - Crazy
  3. Gerhard Kletchowitz - Little Orphan Annie
  4. Frank Vanaman - The One I Love



Mighty MidiTzer Style 260 Special
Version 0.7 Now Available!

Click here to download a very large 5783 x 7483 JPG image colorized by Walnut Hill Founding Father Fred Willis showing the console of the Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Flyer cover for the MidiTzer 260 Special
Colorized image by Fred Willis.

Click here to find out how you can get your copy of the new Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Click here to learn more about
the Mighty MidiTzer 260 Special.



Pinellas Park Mighty WurliTzer

Click here to see the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 150B Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.


Click here to download a 2041 x 1261 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the beautiful 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The stop sweep of the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.

The 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 140B Theatre Pipe Organ Opus 1968, installed at Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida is featured on the October 2005 Featured Organ of the Month page. It is the first small instrument to get a feature at Walnut Hill, and rightly so because it is not far from Tom Hoehn's residence, the first location for the Walnut Hill Productions Office of Operations during our year-long stay in Clearwater.

This organ, under the care of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, is in the process of being restored and we need your help. If you would like to contribute funds or volunteer man hours to see this task come to completion, call the Walnut Hill Office of Operations at 1-727-230-2610 Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM PDT. We would be very glad to talk with you and tell you how to get involved in returning this great instrument to her former glory.



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