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The people who made aluminum discs in the c. 1930 franchised hotels and 
msuic stores to use their systems, one or a few to each city.  These are the 
first independent studios I've traced.

Steven Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] STADIUM SYMPHONY


> Roger Kulp asked:
>>Are "Radio Recorders" RCA,NBC,or both ?
>>... I
>>believe. CBS had no recording equipment for a long time, so any CBS 
>>airchecks
>
> Radio Recorders was one of the very first, if not the first independent 
> recording studio. It was originally a small broadcast production and 
> transcription service that I suspect did overflow work from the network 
> affiliates in LA because NBC's main west coast origination facility was 
> located in San Francisco until the '40s. At some point RCA abandoned a 
> large, orchestral-sized studio they had built in LA and Radio Recorders 
> took it over calling it Radio Recorders Annex. Many old-timers still 
> consider it to have  been the finest sounding studio for recording large 
> ensembles ever to exist in LA and it was the studio of choice for 
> everybody from Sinatra to Presley. Many people recorded elsewhere only 
> when they couldn't get time in that room.
>
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