Re: General Radio Network

B. J. Watkins

Larry, here is what Dave Goldin writes about the show: Front Page Drama. January 04, 1934. Program #37. Hearst syndication. "The Death Dress". The American Weekly. The first program of the series to be called, "Front Page Drama." The program was referred to as, "The American Weekly Program" for the first thirty-six programs, but was essentially the same show. Staged in the New York Studios of The General Broadcasting Company.

So there was a General Broadcasting Company.


From: <> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network
Thank you very much Scott, and that may be possible. But the announcer seems to say General Radio the same way you would say CBS radio or NBC radio.  The series is Front Page Drama, many episodes of which are in the OTRR Library.  If you or anyone else in the group would like to listen to the first two or three minutes of a couple of episodes you should hear the announcement, and that could lead to a conclusive answer to the question of whether a General Radio Network ever existed even for a brief time.  Does the fact that the announcer says it existed confirm that it did?  Could it have been a regional network?

Best regards,



From: "Scott Mahan"
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 2:01:47PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

You think maybe that is RKO General?



From: <> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:35 AM
To: '' <>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network


Good morning and happy Friday to everybody!


I have been spot checking an OTR series for sound quality, and at the beginning of several episodes the announcer has distinctly said "This is General Radio."  This does not appear to be an instance of syndication in which something generic will be said that leads to dead air or a musical interlude that gives local stations time to insert their commercials.  But when I type "General Radio Network" into my browser, nothing intelligible comes up?


Can any of the many OTR scholars and collectors in this group provide some information on this?


Thank you very much,


Larry Maupin

Larry Maupin

Larry Maupin

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