There is another recording of Marconi held by the NFSA in Australia. It can
be heard on-line through the NFSA site. It was a broadcast on 14th December
1935 supposedly from Paris. The occasion was the dedication of a monument
at Wahroonga, New South Wales to the memory of the Australian radio pioneer
Sir Ernest Fisk the founder of AWA. It was at Wahroonga at Fisk's
residence that the first wireless message from England to Australia was
received on 22nd September 1918.
On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 2:42 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Chuck:
> Would you be able to put a stream or MP3 of item #2 online? I'd love to
> hear it. I know many Amateur Radio operators and am related to two of them.
> I know they, too, would love to hear that NBC show about Marconi.
> -- Tom Fine
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Marconi
> Hi, Chuck,
>> Thanks for posting this...your #2 reverence caught my eye with Harold
>> Beverage who was one of the major unsung radio pioneers. More about him is
>> at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Beverage
>> On 2015-03-09 11:45 AM, Chuck Howell wrote:
>>> Back in the office after snow-induced absence and pulled up this item in
>>> our audio holdings -
>>> au ac orig 113
>>> 1) Guglielmo Marconi. Early radio transmission development. Side 1:
>>> Speaking from his yacht near Genoa, Italy; as recorded at Sydney,
>>> Australia, in transmission received on March 26, 1930. Runs 5:45.
>>> 2) "The Human Side of Marconi," as aired on NBC Red radio network, July
>>> 24, 1937. Program covers Marconi's contributions to radio as told by John
>>> Cowden (RCA), H.E. Hallborg (RCA), Paul Godley (amateur or ham radio
>>> operator), Harold Beverage (Institute of Radio Engineers, or IRE).
>>> Not sure of the sound quality of cut 1. Let me know if it is of
>>> Chuck Howell, CA
>>> Collection Leader
>>> Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
>>> Hornbake Library North, RM 3210
>>> University of Maryland
>>> College Park, MD 20742
>> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.