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WATG-FM aircheck - “Music Fair” circa May 1947

May 6th, 2017

And now, the second side of the disc heard in our previous post.  From the same group of discarded lacquers that originated at WHBC in Canton, Ohio, comes this air check of WATG-FM, probably from its first days on the air in May 1947.

This side of the disc, titled “Music Fair” starts off with some light music performed by solo violin and later an organ with harp and strings.  The sound is overmodulated and I’m not sure if that’s because of the recording or the way the program was broadcast.  Finally near the end of the recording, we hear a station ID for WATG, “North Central Ohio’s first frequency modulation station”; an ad for Ashland Jewelry, congratulating the station; and a time check.  Then we hear an announcer just start a mid-day news broadcast.

Our mp3 was transferred from a ten inch Audiodisc lacquer cut at 33 1/3 rpm.

This is the final disc that I have from the group of WHBC, Akron, Ohio lacquers.

 

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