I have a number of Jim Jordan radio broadcasts from 1929 Chicago,
station WENT ("Mike and Herman"), and all of them are on uncoated
aluminum, some are 7", others are 5" and all play at 78rpm. So the
technology did exist, at least in 1929. It is just a hunch, but I have
always thought these were made as auditions, to be sent to far off radio
stations in the hopes of signing them up in some sort of syndication or
Fort Lee, NJ
Steven Smolian wrote:
> I remember reading that the trial of a navl enlisted man for rape in
> Hawaii (there was a PBS bcst on it recently) had Darrow's jury
> summation broadcast back to the mainland.
> It could have been recorded either by Ediphone dictating machine or,
> just possibly, by RCA paper discs for use with the Electrola radio and
> recorder. I've seen but do not own some dated late in 1929.
> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scopes Trial Sound Recordings
>> In a message dated 2/1/2006 8:23:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> The trial was the first live radio broadcast from a trial but there was
>> not recording made. William Jennings Bryan did record a number of other
>> speeches some of which are available online at
>> <http://www.historicalvoices.org/earliest_voices/bryan.html> from the
>> Vincent Voice Library (although none appear directly related to Scopes).
>> This information is helpful. The people putting on the play somehow
>> that they should incorporate a wire recorder into the set. While we
>> could have
>> loaned them a Telegraphone, it is just as well that they don't need it.
>> That time period must have been a null in extemporaneous sound
>> Wax cylinders were out of the picture and instantaneous discs had not
>> been well
>> I remember reading in a contemporary early 20's magazine about a
>> project to
>> archive radio broadcasts on Telegraphone wires. I wonder if anything
>> ever came
>> of that.
>> Mike Csontos
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