Mystery Monday: Early Radio History
Are you a Super Sleuth, A Sleuth, A Sidekick or an Amateur? Play to find out.
Today's task: Delve into Early Radio History at the American Radio History Archives to discover broadcasts of yesteryear, radio personalities, mysteries and more.
Here's how to play:
Step 1: Need a few tips on searching the Early Radio History Archives? Click here:
Step 2: Begin the hunt!
Step 3: Use your skills to locate the answers to the questions below and then hit submit to receive your Sleuth Level badge.
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Who was "Lady X" and why was her story reported in Rural Radio Magazine?
What was the "Alice in Philcoland" publication about? What was one of their rhymes?
Locate the article "Voices from the Air" published in Radio News, July 1922, p. 201. What was the actual cause of the noise?
Who played Our Miss Brooks in the 1949 Radio Show of the same title?
Who was the host of "Leave it to the Girls" as reported in Radio Row in the winter spring issue of 1947.
What radio station could you tune into in 1934 to hear "Police Calls" in New Bedford, Mass?
In the article "The Cause of Freak Messages," published in Radio News, December 1920, what does the author say is the reason Freak Messages can travel better by night than by day?
What was "One Way Or Another" by Erald A. Schivo?
What was the "Thirty Minutes Behind the Walls" broadcast about? Who were the two main announcers?
Locate the Radio Map of the United States, Revised Dec. 3rd, 1927. What two New Hampshire towns are listed?
Bonus Question: Visit Old Radio World and locate an episode to listen to. What did you choose and what was your impression? Link:
Extra: Listen to this old prison radio rendition of "Influenza." What was your impression? Link:
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