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Wired Radio (Sep, 1936)

This kind of thing is much cooler when Les Paul lives in your building.

Wired Radio

Musical programs now transmitted over telephone lines.

FOR many years the possibility of using electric light or telephone lines for transmitting “radio” programs has been considered. In the rather old “wired wireless” effect, the voice and music were to be impressed upon the regular house – lighting circuits at radio frequencies, and were then to be changed to audio frequencies.

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The everything set (Jun, 1979)

The everything set

It’s a carry-along entertainment and information center—AM, FM, CB, public service, aircraft, and weather bands, three-inch TV, cassette tape—along with a built-in mike and sleep switch. Six D cells power it. It’s $249.95, from Sampo, 1050 Arthur Ave., Elk Grove Village, III. 60007.

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THOUSANDS SEE AND HEAR RADIO WEDDING (Oct, 1923)

THOUSANDS SEE AND HEAR RADIO WEDDING

What is believed to be the first performance of its kind occurred in Pittsburgh recently when a wedding ceremony was performed in a large glass booth, visible to thousands attending an electrical exposition, while radio apparatus broadcast the words spoken to those at the show and countless others listening in.

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NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME (Aug, 1931)

So, apparently in 1931, tuning a car radio was even more dangerous than texting is today. Also, Google Chrome, even with enhanced Google suggestion based spell checking, does not understand the word “texting“.

NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME

A radio set that can be carried about like a suit case is designed for the convenience of fans who do not want to miss favorite programs while motoring.

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Tube and Tears (Apr, 1946)

Alrighty then.

Tube and Tears combine to produce this picture of progress and sorrow. The tube is the world’s most powerful radio tube, designed primarily for broadcasts directed toward specific points, so-called “beam transmissions.” Tears are supplied by 3-year-old Barry Greenwood, whose father is shop steward at the Federal Telephone and Radio plant, Clifton, N. J., where the tube was manufactured.

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RADIO “EYES” PEER INTO SPACE (Dec, 1955)

RADIO “EYES” PEER INTO SPACE

WITH STRANGE-LOOKING instruments that catch radio waves from the stars, Australian scientists are probing the mysteries of the universe. So far they have identified 100 “radio stars”—highly localized sources of cosmic static.

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SOS Detective… (Mar, 1947)

SOS Detective…

Translating distress signals into beams of light, this Navy-developed rescue aid speedily plots the position of ships or planes in trouble at sea. Tiny camera projectors interpret bearings received from direction-finding stations; the intersection of their beams on the map indicates the position of the craft in distress. The dial above the chart automatically gives the course to the position.

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Radio Amateurs Get Tower Clubhouse (Oct, 1940)

Radio Amateurs Get Tower Clubhouse

CONVERTED into an up-to-date radio station, an old stone observatory at Manchester, N. H., now serves a threefold purpose. As a public facility of the city, its short-wave outfit has been turned over to amateur radio enthusiasts, who have formed a club to share its use.

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Whispering Magic — The Navy’s Wireless (Oct, 1921)

Whispering Magic — The Navy’s Wireless

By DONALD WILHELM

ABOUT the least conspicuous yet most important thing on any ship, especially a Navy ship, is what those on board often call the wireless shack. It’s a small room aft of the bridge, usually, and the most interesting spot on board the vessel.

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London Bobbies Broadcast Crime News With Five-Pound Portable Radio (Mar, 1931)

London Bobbies Broadcast Crime News With Five-Pound Portable Radio

RADIO is fast becoming one of the most dangerous foes of the modern criminal. Often before he has fairly finished committing his crime, the news has gone out to all the police, broadcast over a powerful central radio station and picked up by squad cars cruising the streets.

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