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2019 Radio History Calendar Celebrates Historic Remotes

John Schneider has aggregated 13 colorized photos from 1929–1947

It’s that time of year again — calendar ordering season! Broadcast history enthusiast and frequent Radio World contributor John Schneider says his 2019 radio history calendar is now on sale.

Schneider reports this year’s theme is “historic radio remote broadcasts.” Schneider has carefully selected 13 high-resolution, colorized photos of significant remotes from 1929–1947. 

They appear as follows:

  • Cover: NBC broadcasts an Army Air Corps event from a Ford Tri-Motor airplane (1931).
  • January: Remote broadcast vehicle and staff at KHUB in Watsonville, Calif. (1937).
  • February: NBC’s Graham McNamee reports a fire that destroyed S.S. Normandie in New York Harbor (1942).
  • March: Equipment is readied for the live broadcast of Herbert Hoover’s inauguration (1929).
  • April: Jan Savitt’s Orchestra broadcasts on KYW from a plane flying high over Philadelphia (1937).
  • May: Announcer Arch McDonald broadcasts a Senators baseball game on WSJV in Washington (1938).
  • June: NBC prepares for broadcast of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Chicago (1932).
  • July: Nashville’s WMC in interviews Chicago & Southern Airlines hostess. The photo shows the WMC remote vehicle and a C&S DC-3 (1940).
  • August: NBC broadcasts the American Legion parade from New York City (1947).
  • September: University of Minnesota station WLB broadcasts from Memorial Stadium before a football game (1941).
  • October: NBC and CBS engineers prepare for an address by Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black (1937).
  • November: WWJ’s impressive remote broadcast truck (1938).
  • December: Santa Claus arrives in Tacoma, Wash., by plane and broadcasts over KVI (1939).

The calendar is available on eBay for $22.95 (which includes shipping costs).