Any idea of the specific date? The uncoated aluminums were in use one side
or the other of 1930, but were mostly a "bureau" operation, as far as I can
tell, until home recording units became available as well. Typically, there
were booths in music and department stores. As to those who recorded
off-the-air on a speculative basis and made dubs on demand, one service I
know of began c. 1934. There may have been others. I understand these
recording outfits were listed in the yellow pages of the cities in which
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scopes Trial Sound Recordings
>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 affiliate deal.
> Bob Conrad
> 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
>>> archive radio broadcasts on Telegraphone wires. I wonder if anything
>>> ever came
>>> of that.
>>> Mike Csontos
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