[SBE] Terrific old 1937 news reel clip!
jon_frank at wgbh.org
Fri Oct 31 08:45:23 EDT 2008
I believe that is WLW. The transmitter is a the original 1928 Western Electric 107-A. When this newsreel was released that transmitter served as the driver for the legendary 500 KW beast. For a comparison check out this link.
Also, the short shot of the building outside looks like WLW. There were several Blau-Knox towers in existence at the time, but I couldn't find another station that had one and a WE 50kw.
On Friday, October 31, 2008 8:27 AM, Gary Liebisch <gliebisch at cinci.rr.com> wrote:
>I noticed there was a quick shot of a Blaw Knox diamond shape
>tower in the clip. I wonder whose that was? The building
>looked more like WSM than WLW, but back then there could have
>been a lot more of these towers in use.
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