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Ohio Story - Apri 20, 1948

February 2nd, 2017

We continue our look at some local programs transferred from a collection of “throw-away” lacquers that came from WHBC in Canton, Ohio.

“Ohio Story” was a series sponsored by Ohio Bell.  A handful of episodes of the series are listed at Goldin.

The previously lost episode of April 20, 1948 is a drama that deals with the “Hiram Plan”, a unique 1930s experiment  at Hiram College where students study one intensive course at a time, rather than multiple classes all at once.  The program was carried on a special network of Ohio stations.

Our program was transferred from an original sixteen inch Audiodisc lacquer.  It’s in kind of rough shape, like several of the other discs from this collection, because of lamination leeching and cracking; the sound improves as the program progresses.