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Re: Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you very much Dan.  I will try that and see what happens.

Larry 

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From: "-"
To: "Larry Maupin"
Cc: "main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io"
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 2:20:33PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs



The cd audio files are already in digital format. Any cd/dvd drive your computer has or recognize will do. Then a simple copy command will
place the files where you choose.

On Sun, 31 Oct
2021, Larry Maupin wrote:

> Happy Halloween everybody!
> Does anyone know what piece of equipment will digitize old-time radio
> shows that are on a CD and transfer them to a flash drive? If you
> know, what do you consider to be a good make and model, and where can
> it be purchased?
> Thank you.
> Larry
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: Digitizing CDs

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The cd audio files are already in digital format. Any cd/dvd drive your computer has or recognize will do. Then a simple copy command will
place the files where you choose.

On Sun, 31 Oct
2021, Larry Maupin wrote:

Happy Halloween everybody!
Does anyone know what piece of equipment will digitize old-time radio
shows that are on a CD and transfer them to a flash drive? If you
know, what do you consider to be a good make and model, and where can
it be purchased?
Thank you.
Larry





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Re: Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Evan, and I hope all is well in beautiful Nashville.  Unfortunately I would have to hire an interpreter to follow your instructions, but your technical knowledge is probably unsurpassed even by professionals in the field.  That's something to be proud of.

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "Wild West Designs"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 12:05:48PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

If you use Linux, quite a few distros (some Ubuntu based ones as well) have built in utilities that are able to take that raw CDA link and actually get where those files point to on the disc and just drag and drop and get a WAV file that way without having to rip it as an intermediary step.  If on Windows (or Mac), will more likely have to use ripping software to do so, but almost any of them can handle that process.


As far as transferring to a jump drive or other external drive, just set that up as your file destination with any of said programs if using a ripping software.  If on Linux, it should just be simple drag and drop if those above mentioned utilities are on the computer (as I said, your bulkier distros should have it on there as audio usage is a fairly common usage).

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Evan West



On 2021-10-31 10:34 AM, Larry Maupin wrote:

Happy Halloween everybody!
 
Does anyone know what piece of equipment will digitize old-time radio shows that are on a CD and transfer them to a flash drive?  If you know, what do you consider to be a good make and model, and where can it be purchased?
 
Thank you.
 
Larry

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Re: Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Phil.  I had forgotten that CDs are already digitized, so I can understand that if you place one in your computer and a flash drive in your computer at the same time, the shows on the CD will be transferred onto the flash drive.  The daunting phrase in your reply is "with the proper software."  I really appreciate your clarification.

Larry

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From: "Phil Becker"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 12:05:22PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

CD Ripper software will digitize the audio and place it where  you tell it to.  I don’t know of one that won’t rip directly to a flash drive if you tell it to.  I’ve even used Windows Media Player to do this (but in that case I had to convert the output format to what I wanted after it was digitized).

 

CDs are already digitized, you are just copying them form the D and converting them to the format of your choice with the proper software.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:51 AM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io'
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

 

Thank you Brian.  I clicked on your link, but did not see a way to transfer audio files to a flash drive as they are being digitized.  I think a piece of hardware must be necessary to accomplish that, something a flash drive will plug in to like the NAXA Portable Recorder & Cassette Player I use to digitize cassettes.

 

I am grateful for your reply.

 

Larry   

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:40:18AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.


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Re: Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Thanks again Brian.  My technical knowledge is not nearly as advanced as yours, I know.  To get anything done I need everything right in front of me with a simple procedure to follow so I won't become confused.  For example, when digitizing a cassette: (1) place cassette in converter; (2) insert flash drive into converter; (3) press play tab and hold down button next to it until you hear sound and flash drive begins to flash; (4) when conversion is complete, place flash drive in USB port in computer, and miraculously the converted episodes show up in your Files section!  Even I can do that, and it actually works most of the time.

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:55:17AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

A flash drive is just a drive. You specify that as the location for the files you are ripping.

On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 10:51 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you Brian.  I clicked on your link, but did not see a way to transfer audio files to a flash drive as they are being digitized.  I think a piece of hardware must be necessary to accomplish that, something a flash drive will plug in to like the NAXA Portable Recorder & Cassette Player I use to digitize cassettes.

I am grateful for your reply.

Larry   

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:40:18AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.

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Re: Digitizing CDs

Wild West Designs
 

If you use Linux, quite a few distros (some Ubuntu based ones as well) have built in utilities that are able to take that raw CDA link and actually get where those files point to on the disc and just drag and drop and get a WAV file that way without having to rip it as an intermediary step.  If on Windows (or Mac), will more likely have to use ripping software to do so, but almost any of them can handle that process.


As far as transferring to a jump drive or other external drive, just set that up as your file destination with any of said programs if using a ripping software.  If on Linux, it should just be simple drag and drop if those above mentioned utilities are on the computer (as I said, your bulkier distros should have it on there as audio usage is a fairly common usage).

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Evan West



On 2021-10-31 10:34 AM, Larry Maupin wrote:

Happy Halloween everybody!
 
Does anyone know what piece of equipment will digitize old-time radio shows that are on a CD and transfer them to a flash drive?  If you know, what do you consider to be a good make and model, and where can it be purchased?
 
Thank you.
 
Larry

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Re: Digitizing CDs

Phil Becker
 

CD Ripper software will digitize the audio and place it where  you tell it to.  I don’t know of one that won’t rip directly to a flash drive if you tell it to.  I’ve even used Windows Media Player to do this (but in that case I had to convert the output format to what I wanted after it was digitized).

 

CDs are already digitized, you are just copying them form the D and converting them to the format of your choice with the proper software.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:51 AM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io'
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

 

Thank you Brian.  I clicked on your link, but did not see a way to transfer audio files to a flash drive as they are being digitized.  I think a piece of hardware must be necessary to accomplish that, something a flash drive will plug in to like the NAXA Portable Recorder & Cassette Player I use to digitize cassettes.

 

I am grateful for your reply.

 

Larry   

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:40:18AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.


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Re: Digitizing CDs

Brian Kavanaugh
 

A flash drive is just a drive. You specify that as the location for the files you are ripping.


On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 10:51 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you Brian.  I clicked on your link, but did not see a way to transfer audio files to a flash drive as they are being digitized.  I think a piece of hardware must be necessary to accomplish that, something a flash drive will plug in to like the NAXA Portable Recorder & Cassette Player I use to digitize cassettes.

I am grateful for your reply.

Larry   

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:40:18AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Brian.  I clicked on your link, but did not see a way to transfer audio files to a flash drive as they are being digitized.  I think a piece of hardware must be necessary to accomplish that, something a flash drive will plug in to like the NAXA Portable Recorder & Cassette Player I use to digitize cassettes.

I am grateful for your reply.

Larry   

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday October 31 2021 11:40:18AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Digitizing CDs

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.

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Larry Maupin


Re: Digitizing CDs

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Pretty much any CD ripper will do it. I personally use https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/.


Digitizing CDs

Larry Maupin
 

Happy Halloween everybody!

Does anyone know what piece of equipment will digitize old-time radio shows that are on a CD and transfer them to a flash drive?  If you know, what do you consider to be a good make and model, and where can it be purchased?

Thank you.

Larry

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Re: General Radio Network

Scott Mahan
 

So this was Front Page Drama before Jungle Jim. When you said it was Front Page Drama, then I wondered why I’d never noticed this on Jungle Jim (FPD being on the other side of every JJ disc). But Jungle Jim (one of my favorite series) didn’t start until late 1935. Does anybody know what was on the other side of Front Page Dram discs in 33-34?

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:42 AM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

 

Steve, thank you for adding such a wealth of information to the discussion of this topic.

 

Larry

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From: "Steve Arndt via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 10:11:37PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

General Broadcasting System (GBS) was incorporated in late November 1933.  It was mostly comprised of stations previously with Ed Wynn's Amalgamated Broadcasting System (EWABS), which ceased operations earlier in November 1933.

The stations were: WFAB (New York), WPEN (Philadelphia), WDEL (Wilmington), WCBM (Baltimore) and WOL (Washington). 

GBS was absorbed by American Broadcasting System (ABS) in June 1934.

 

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"New Radio Chains May Enter Field," The Evening Star [Washington, District of Columbia], November 28, 1933.

Heinl Radio Business Letter [Washington, District of Columbia], January 15, 1934, <https://archive.org/details/heinlradiobusin1933hein_0/page/n1049/mode/2up>.


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Re: General Radio Network

Larry Maupin
 

Steve, thank you for adding such a wealth of information to the discussion of this topic.

Larry

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From: "Steve Arndt via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 10:11:37PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

General Broadcasting System (GBS) was incorporated in late November 1933.  It was mostly comprised of stations previously with Ed Wynn's Amalgamated Broadcasting System (EWABS), which ceased operations earlier in November 1933.
The stations were: WFAB (New York), WPEN (Philadelphia), WDEL (Wilmington), WCBM (Baltimore) and WOL (Washington). 
GBS was absorbed by American Broadcasting System (ABS) in June 1934.
 
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"New Radio Chains May Enter Field," The Evening Star [Washington, District of Columbia], November 28, 1933.
Heinl Radio Business Letter [Washington, District of Columbia], January 15, 1934, <https://archive.org/details/heinlradiobusin1933hein_0/page/n1049/mode/2up>.

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Re: General Radio Network

Tom G.
 

No, that was Fred Gwynne.


Re: General Radio Network

Richard Davenport
 

Ed Wynn? As in the guy who was on the munsters tv show?


On Oct 22, 2021, at 9:11 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io <treefity35063@...> wrote:


General Broadcasting System (GBS) was incorporated in late November 1933.  It was mostly comprised of stations previously with Ed Wynn's Amalgamated Broadcasting System (EWABS), which ceased operations earlier in November 1933.
The stations were: WFAB (New York), WPEN (Philadelphia), WDEL (Wilmington), WCBM (Baltimore) and WOL (Washington). 
GBS was absorbed by American Broadcasting System (ABS) in June 1934.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgamated_Broadcasting_System
"New Radio Chains May Enter Field," The Evening Star [Washington, District of Columbia], November 28, 1933.
Heinl Radio Business Letter [Washington, District of Columbia], January 15, 1934, <https://archive.org/details/heinlradiobusin1933hein_0/page/n1049/mode/2up>.


Re: General Radio Network

Steve Arndt
 

General Broadcasting System (GBS) was incorporated in late November 1933.  It was mostly comprised of stations previously with Ed Wynn's Amalgamated Broadcasting System (EWABS), which ceased operations earlier in November 1933.
The stations were: WFAB (New York), WPEN (Philadelphia), WDEL (Wilmington), WCBM (Baltimore) and WOL (Washington). 
GBS was absorbed by American Broadcasting System (ABS) in June 1934.
 
--
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgamated_Broadcasting_System
"New Radio Chains May Enter Field," The Evening Star [Washington, District of Columbia], November 28, 1933.
Heinl Radio Business Letter [Washington, District of Columbia], January 15, 1934, <https://archive.org/details/heinlradiobusin1933hein_0/page/n1049/mode/2up>.


Re: General Radio Network

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you so much Barbara.  That is a great piece of research, and you came up with the correct information so quickly!  I'm very grateful to you, Scott and Rick as well as everyone else who may have been trying to find the answer.

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "B. J. Watkins"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 4:40:52PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

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.

Barbara


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:33 PM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
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,

Larry

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From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 2:01:47PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

You think maybe that is RKO General?

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:35 AM
To: 'main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io' <main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io>
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


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Re: General Radio Network

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you very much Rick.  If neither you nor Scott could find anything, the challenge may be a big one for everyone else.  The program is Front Page Drama, and if any of the many members of this group would like to have a little fun, just visit the OTRR Library and listen to the beginning of a few episodes to find out how the reference to "General radio" sounds to your ear.  Then you can post your opinion here.

Larry

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From: "Richard Davenport"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 4:34:18PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

What comes to mind initially is perhaps it has something to do with General Mills as a sponsor. I too tried multiple variations on the search theme General Radio and found nothing. What show was playing when you heard this intro?

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, October 22, 2021, 01:01:49 PM CDT, Scott Mahan <scott@...> wrote:


You think maybe that is RKO General?

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:35 AM
To: 'main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io' <main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io>
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


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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.

Barbara


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:33 PM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
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,

Larry

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From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 22 2021 2:01:47PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] General Radio Network

You think maybe that is RKO General?

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:35 AM
To: 'main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io' <main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io>
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


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Re: General Radio Network

Richard Davenport
 

What comes to mind initially is perhaps it has something to do with General Mills as a sponsor. I too tried multiple variations on the search theme General Radio and found nothing. What show was playing when you heard this intro?

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, October 22, 2021, 01:01:49 PM CDT, Scott Mahan <scott@...> wrote:


You think maybe that is RKO General?

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:35 AM
To: 'main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io' <main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io>
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


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