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Could You Become a Radio Star? (Oct, 1930)

You probably need to attract a lot of listeners-in to earn that four-figure income!

Could You Become a Radio Star?

By Alfred Albelli

If you have ability as an entertainer, along with a good radio personality, fame and fortune may await you if you can pass the radio audition test, as described here.

NO DOUBT everyone would get a great thrill hearing his name announced over a network of powerful broadcasting stations as the artist who will next entertain the vast multitudes of listeners-in with a song, a string of jokes, or a speech treating subjects of interest to the nation. And no doubt, also, everyone would get even a greater thrill out of receiving each month a salary and royalty check of the generous four-figure proportions that most radio entertainers pull down.

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AIR-TO-GROUND TV SYSTEM Transmits Combat Pictures on FM (May, 1956)

AIR-TO-GROUND TV SYSTEM Transmits Combat Pictures on FM

Airborne military television crams a self-contained transmitting station into a small reconnaissance plane, then flies this ever-moving station over unpredictable terrain. Taking these adverse conditions into account, Admiral developed an extremely compact television system which uses FM transmission for the picture.

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“TALK-BACK” for your RADIO (Jun, 1934)

This seems like it would be incredibly imprecise. It seems like if you wanted to cheat, you could abstain from pressing the first button and then press the second to vote. You would essentially get counted twice. Try that trick with a really powerful transmitter and you could probably throw the whole vote.

“TALK-BACK” for your RADIO

NO problem of the commercially sponsored radio broadcast is more vital than the determination of listener response. What percentage of people like a program and what per cent do not. If the president asked his radio audience to vote “yes” or “no” on an important question how valuable it would be if he could learn the trend of opinion on the topic by the next morning; and with no more trouble to the listener than the mere pushing of a button on his radio set.

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From Microphone to Your Home (Jun, 1930)

From Microphone to Your Home

ON THIS page our artist pictures every step in radio broadcasting from the studio performance to your ear.

Tons of complicated electrical broadcasting machinery work under full load in order to vibrate the diaphragm of your loudspeaker which, at most, weighs only a fraction of an ounce.

However, when you consider that many millions of loudspeakers all over the country are operated in unison with yours, and that broadcasting would be virtually worthless if the highest standard of technical excellence were not maintained, the vast expenditure in time, money, and machinery is amply justified.

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Self-Tuning RADIOS to be Fan’s Choice in 1930 (Dec, 1929)

Self-Tuning RADIOS to be Fan’s Choice in 1930

Gone are the tinkerers who used to buy sets. Music with one dial whirl is wanted today. 1930′s sets will carry one dial or automatic tuning to be up to date.

THE new 1930 radio sets will be first of all. beautiful. The most marked change in trend in winter buying of radio sets, according to a large number of radio dealers, is that the emphasis has changed from interest in a radio set as a piece of machinery, to demand that it be a piece of furniture. In the past, most radios have been sold because the buyer wished to get things over the air. This condition still exists, but coupled with it is the fact that the buyer now also wants his radio to be handsome as well as practical.

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Radio Camera (Apr, 1948)

Radio Camera outfit lets the photo-minded girl snap a picture without missing her favorite radio show. It weighs less than 4 pounds, is 9-1/2 inches high.

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Baby Broadcasting” – Original Baby Monitor (Nov, 1941)

Why don’t they just take their baby to the park with them instead? It has to be lighter than that receiver. And bringing a radio to the movies so other people can listen to your screaming baby is a swell idea.

“Baby Broadcasting”

by Louis Hochman

This Baby Broadcasts When She Wants Attention. Mother And Father Can Hear Her On Their Own Portable Radio Set LITTLE Dianne Roxas is only two months old, but already she is a radio star in her own right. From the privacy of her pink and blue beribboned bassinet, she broadcasts daily over her own private “station,” airing her troubles over the ether to an “audience” distributed within a radius of a few blocks of her home in Brooklyn, N. Y. Little Dianne is probably the youngest “ham” radio operator in the world, having been at it ever since she was ten days old.

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Hearing-Aid Radio (Apr, 1948)

Hearing-Aid Radio

This tiny radio adapter plugs into the side of a hearing aid, and now people who wear these gadgets have an advantage over their friends who hear normally. They can tune into their favorite program whenever they desire.

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Robot Production Line Makes 3 Radios a Minute (Apr, 1948)

Robot Production Line Makes 3 Radios a Minute

THE so-called “printed” radio sets are still new on the American scene, but they are rapidly becoming common items in England. A new factory near London is using a robot machine (above) which takes the plastic molding in one end and delivers the printed circuits from the other end at the rate of three a minute. It would take about 2,000 workers to do the same job by hand.

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Tank Maneuvers Controlled by Radio (Dec, 1930)

Tank Maneuvers Controlled by Radio

Developments in the mechanization of the army is the installation of radios in tanks for the transmission and receipt of orders. Control of tanks in action, since they were first introduced by the British during the World war, has been at once an important and difficult task, hitherto performed by officers who walked beside the tank and signalled with flags—a duty both dangerous and unsatisfactory.

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