I did a little googling, and found that Mr. Powell died in 1937, so I think that it still possible that a radio recording of him exists. Very little radio survives from before 1935, but that was the year that the networks started recording and saving SOME of their broadcasts. Not everything was recorded, and not everything has survived. You mention an NBC program from 1932, and I'm sure that doesn't exist, but many shows from 1935 to 1937 do survive. The NBC Collection is at the Library of Congress. I suggest you contact the Recorded Sound Reference Center at [log in to unmask]
Good luck! I hope you find something.
Library of Congress
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul T. Jackson
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:09 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Radio Archive Question
A REMOTE possibility would be some of the recordings or film at the Ford Museum communications division.
Paul T. Jackson
Steilacoom, WA 98338
[log in to unmask]
On Jul 26, 2017 1:56 PM, "Franz Kunst" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Grace,
> I'm afraid you're probably out of luck; there are very few broadcast
> recordings from that early. Even after the technology for home
> recording on discs became more available in the early-to-mid 1930's,
> the likelihood of a specific program or broadcast to exist today is slim to none.
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:27 AM, Grace Evans <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > Hello!
> > My name is Grace Evans and I work for a memoir publishing company in
> > Louis. I'm working on a research project for a client whose father
> > was an investigative journalist in the 1920s and 30s. I've found
> > tons of his articles in newspaper archives and recently discovered
> > that he was on the radio a few times, as well. He died when our
> > client was a little girl and she doesn't remember him well, so it
> > would be really awesome to be able
> > track down those radio shows and let her hear his voice. However,
> > I'm having some trouble navigating the world of radio archives and
> > I'm hoping you guys can help!
> > His name was Talcott W. Powell and he did a show called "Newspaper
> > Writing" on January 27, 1925, with Judith Roth and Peter DeRose for
> > WGBS New York and a show called "Any Clothes?" on January 9, 1932
> > with Heywood Brown for WEAF (which I believe was the precursor to WNBC).
> > If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly
> > appreciate it!
> > Thanks,
> > Grace
> > --
> > Grace Evans
> > High School English Teacher
> > Lift for Life Academy
> > (314) 704 8791