Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Aug. 29, 1994

For the first time ever, the annual Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament will be broadcast live to cable television viewers here and to satellite dish viewers along the Atlantic seaboard.

Both the collegiate finals and the consolation match on Sunday, Sept. 11, will be produced by the State University College at Oneonta’s Instructional Resource Center in cooperation with SUNYSAT — the State University system’s television network — and Oneonta NewChannels.

“It’s the first time we’ve had the capability of doing it and doing it well. In the past, it’s been recorded, but it’s never been broadcast live,” said Dave Geasey, SUCO’s TV producer/director.

The event will mark the first time SUCO has used its new mobile production unit — which Geasey describes as “a television control room on wheels” — to its full capability.

50 years ago

aug. 29, 1969

STAMFORD — With the approach of opening day for the 18 schools in the Second Supervisory District which participate in the services of the Rural Supplementary Educational Services here, preparations are about to ensure that these schools have adequate teaching aids.

Television sets, video tape recorders and other items of related equipment which will be used in these schools are being received at the Center. Catalogues of the many audio-visual materials and equipment, books, available educational television programs and videotapes and tele-learning tapes are being prepared.

Assisting the teachers of the District in the use of these services will be Robin D. Wilkins, who has been hired by the Center as Coordinator of Instructional Media.

Wilkins will also conduct a full-day work conference at Milford and Grand Gorge Central Schools for the school aides who will be liaison between their schools and the Educational Center.

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