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Hi,

I had a number of Family Theater transcriptions done there made in the 
'40s.   Here's a quote from a site that give a lot of detail on the 
studios.   It was more than just an "air check" facility.

> I thought that some of you may like to know, that at their old site on 
> Western Avenue in the 1930s and '40s, Radio Recorders made a lot of 
> "air checks" of old time radio shows for the radio stars and their 
> advertising agencies.  For instance, after 1936 until the late-1940s, 
> all of the "Jack Benny" radio programs were recorded by Radio 
> Recorders on disc or electrical transcriptions, as there was no 
> magnetic tape yet at that time...So, if you ever hear an old Jack 
> Benny Program from radio taken from the 1930s or '40s, it was recorded 
> by Radio Recorders of Hollywood.
>
> Jim Hilliker
> Monterey, CA  April 17, 2005
>
http://www.scottymoore.net/studio_radiorecorders.html

Rod Stephens

Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:

>Are "Radio Recorders" RCA,NBC,or both ?I have a pair of "Radio Recorders" 10" 331/3 lacquers,of Koussevitsky and The BSO doing one of the Howard Hanson symphonies,from1941.
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>                            Roger
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>David Lennick <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hmm! The first lacquer discs as we know them began to appear in late 1934, I 
>believe. CBS had no recording equipment for a long time, so any CBS airchecks 
>were done elsewhere, like the Rodzinski "Elektra" broadcast which actually is 
>on NBC lacquers (and missing the first 5 minutes).
>
>dl
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>Karl Miller wrote:
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>>I believe it was the summer of 1935. He was soloist in the piano concerto. My guess is that if it had been recorded it would be on aluminum discs. Over the years I have come across some CBS things from '36. 
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>>  I wonder what might have happened to those WOR discs?
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>>  Karl
>>David Lennick  wrote:
>>  Karl Miller wrote:
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>>>While it is unlikely it survived...the last all Gerhswin Stadium concert with Gershwin performing was broadcast on the Mutual Network, WOR in New York. I wonder if that will ever turn up. Too early for lacquer discs...
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>>>Karl
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>>More unlikely that it was even recorded, although WOR was supposed to have had 
>>gazillions of discs stashed away. When was this concert?
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>>dl
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