Yes, it was possible all the way back in 1939. The station would just
make a dub of the original studio-made transcription disc, although this
would usually take a day or so to copy. I have transcription dubs, made
in 1939 by station KFI (Don Lee Network) in LA, hand dated one day after
the original broadcast date, with the notation that the copy was made
per request of Tommy Lee (the owner's son).
Fort Lee, NJ
Lou Judson wrote:
> Slightly off the topic but this must be the place to ask this -
> Listening to an audiobook drama recently, in the story there was a
> live concert broadcast on a major NYC radio station in 1939. Someone
> (the private eye, star etc.) missed part of it and someone called the
> station and was able to get a copy of the program - the same day.
> Would this have been possible then? Wouldn't it have had to be the
> original transcription disc, if any were made? It is a work of fiction
> so this is more fact-checking than actual history, but could that have
> happened in 1939?
> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio