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WCCO, the giant radio station in Minnesota, once used a far more powerful version of that sound for its on-air severe-weather alerting.  It was created by placing a metal bar on an Aerovox Corp Type 9205 bulk tape eraser and switching the eraser on/off.  MUCH scarier!


Cheers!

Mark Durenberger
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marcos Sueiro Bal
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:05 AM
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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

Marcos Sueiro Bal
Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio
646 829 4063

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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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Sure sounds like an alarm clock to me.  Note that the pitch drops a little.  Something to restore!

Best,
John Haley


On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Marcos Sueiro Bal <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> http://nyprarchives.tumblr.com/post/161747409571/now-
> what-the-heck-is-this-sound-at-the-start-of-an
>
> Thanks for any help!
>
> Marcos Sueiro Bal
> Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio
> 646 829 4063
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
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> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 2:16 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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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