November the Time

This weekend, a show that airs on public radio stations celebrated the anniversary of the first regular radio broadcast. On November 2, 1920, KDKA received its license and broadcast the presidential election returns. Appropriately titled Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad, the program played some classical music and  some comedy clips pertaining to the business. It aired in Knoxville on Sunday.

November 10 is the anniversary of the real shipwreck in the song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” My friend Bean posted tweets about it all day. I dropped by my office to record a few commercials on Sunday evening. While I was there, I decided to play Gordon Lightfoot’s song on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. In response, some listeners posted favorable comments on our Facebook page while Don Geronimo tweeted, “I will drown myself in Lake Gitchigumi.”

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3 Responses to November the Time

  1. Jere says:

    Lee de Forest 😉

  2. Keith says:

    I know it’s not the same guy but a little trivia for you. Robert Conrad the actor was the original radio voice of Marshall Dillion, later known as Gunsmoke with James Arnes.

  3. Keith says:

    I like the pic. Call letters KOS (chaos), the stacks of large format records, the board man with the gun to his head(apparently a message to hurry up) the long script, and the announcer yucking it up. The fast pace of the voice is a far cry from what we hear today, except for some commercials.

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