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Shure ’Nuff!

Famed mic maker celebrates 90

Famed DJ Wolfman Jack howls into a Shure SM7 microphone in 1973 as he broadcasts his show from the studios of WNBC, New York. Shure recently celebrated its 90th year in the audio business. The company was founded in Chicago in 1925 by Sidney N. Shure as a radio parts supplier. It has since grown into a well-known microphone, headphones and phono cartridges maker. It also has other audio equipment lines such as wireless mics, in-ear monitors, portable mixers and was a major supplier of specialized microphones to all branches of the military during World War II. On the microphone front its Unidyne 55, SM5, SM7, SM57, SM58 are just some of the Shure microphones that have made their marks. Photo by Bernard Gotfryd/Getty Images