Thanks to everyone who replied. I gather this must have been an experiment, and not broadcast.
Ha, I remember building those kinds of buzzers in my youth.... with an electromagnet and a piece of metal.
Marcos Sueiro Bal
Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio
646 829 4063
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Haley
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Help me identify this broadcast sound!
Sure sounds like an alarm clock to me. Note that the pitch drops a little. Something to restore!
On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Marcos Sueiro Bal <[log in to unmask]>
> This is from a 1968 International Interview recording. It comes after
> a 1kHz tone and seems like some kind of alarm, but it is reportedly
> not part of any Emergency Broadcast System nor CONELRAD. It is unknown
> whether this sound was actually broadcast.
> Thanks for any help!
> Marcos Sueiro Bal
> Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio
> 646 829 4063
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> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 2:16 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CTEA 2018: it's coming
> 2018 is when many works of 1923 will become public domain as there are
> no additional extensions available.
> A work that was first copyrighted on April 10, 1923, and renewed
> between April 10, 1950, and April 10, 1951, would formerly have fallen
> into the public domain after April 10, 1979. The current law extends
> this copyright through the end of 2018. These second-term copyrights
> cannot be renewed again. Under the law, their extension to the maximum
> 95-year term is automatic and requires no action in the Copyright Office.
> On 6/12/2017 8:52 AM, Eli Bildirici wrote:
> > Apropos of some of the conversations being had here about copyright
> > issues surrounding recordings: next year will mark twenty years
> > since
> the last Copyright Term Extension Act. As you all know, the copyright
> term situation is already comically bad, but there is no reason to
> believe Congress won't vote to make it even worse next year,
> particularly having the absolute gift that is this dysfunctional
> clownshow of a presidential administration to distract everyone - to
> say nothing of the rest of their own regressive agenda. (Not that this
> isn't a bipartisan policy...) Given that, seems to me that organizing against this needs to be happening now.
> Typing 'Copyright Term Extension Act' into Google already yields an
> autocomplete of 'of 2018', and ludicrously enough, among the top hits
> for such is a legal article arguing for such an extension. The
> archivist community in particular, I think, understands the chilling
> effect this has on the preservation of cultural treasures (beyond,
> say, making a personal copy and then waiting for Godot, lest you be
> sued into oblivion by some rights troll). Defeating this bill would
> amount to preserving the status
> quo: already not great, but at least it would begin allowing some
> works - not music, given the even more opaque state copyright regime
> it lives under; not for another fifty years - but at least it would
> begin allowing some works published 1923 and on to pass into the
> public domain in the next few years, instead of delaying that eventuality yet another twenty years.
> > I'm not sure what chance we'd have...but we should at least try, right?
> > Eli Bildirici
> > (347) 837-8337
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