Along these lines, does anyone know if original-source recordings were made when Edward R. Murrow
broadcast over shortwave from BBC studios? The WWII recordings from London that I've heard are
almost all recorded on the other side of the short-wave transmission (ie at a CBS site on this side
of the Atlantic). I'm wondering if the BBC had a recorder running when Murrow originated the
broadcasts and if so, where is that audio today?
-- Tom Fine
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>I recall (but can't cite the source) that the New York Philharmonic AM
> program was sent cross-country using 4 linked land lines. I don't know how
> it worked, but it made the frequency response and dynamic range in, say,
> California, much better than if only one line was used.
> When considering multiple sources of the same broadcast for dubbing, a
> really important factor to determine is if the audio was taken down before
> being sent to the transmitter or after. It's not only the tampering at the
> transmitter but also the atmospherics.
> Steve Smolian
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> To address Dave Burnham's original post, which I somehow missed:
>> Theoretically AM broadcasting should be capable of a 5k bandwidth.
> According to historian Fred Krock, up until the mid-1940s, network radio
> actually carried a maximum of 8k bandwidth. Station crowding wasn't as much
> of a problem as it is today, I suppose.
> Michael Shoshani