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Steven C. Barr
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Subject: [78-l] Fw: [ARSCLIST] History help needed (Radio history)
> >regarding NBC, it was asked--
> > > 1. the studios were probably (likely) constructed by National
> > > Co. as their first network studios, circa late 20's. I'm not sure
> > > when they opened for business, but it appears NBC was launched in
> 15 November 1926 to be exact.
> >it was asked--
> > > 2. NBC occupied the studios until 30 Rockefeller Center opened -- in
> > > Not sure of exact date NBC radio studios moved to Rock Center because
> > > is conflicting info (surprise).
> Actually the problem is when the project got started, versus when it got
> finished. In the summer of 1927, NBC had moved into new studios at 711
> Fifth Ave, but they quickly outgrew them. The project to build newer and
> more expansive studios got started in June 1932, and some books claim that
> NBC moved in as of that date, but that's not accurate and it's quite
> impossible since the radio studios were not built yet. As far as I can
> tell, NBC didn't start moving into the RCA Building, Rockefeller Center,
> till early autumn of 1933, and newspaper articles from that period of time
> say it still wasn't completely finished. The network obviously did the
> in stages. Meanwhile, the NY Times says that NBC officially dedicated
> new studios on 11 November 1933, and that seems to be the correct date.
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