NBC transmitter (Jan-Dec 1939)

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10 NBC TRANSMITTER NBC TRANSMITTER Published for and by the employes of the National Broadcasting Company from coast to coast. VOL. 5 SEPTEMBER, 1939 No. 9 EDITORIAL BOARD Gordon Nugent Editor Robert Schroeder Assistant Editor Howard Flynn . Assistant Editor N. Y. CONTRIBUTORS Spencer McNary Artists Service Costa Mustaki Guest Relations Reid Patterson Legal Address all correspondence to: NBC Transmitter, National Broadcasting Company, 4-A Clients, RCA Building, New York, N. Y. Telephone: Circle 7-8300. Extension 220. NEW BOOK ON RADIO IS LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED In Magic Dials, written By Lowell Thomas and illustrated by Anton Bruehl, the story of radio and television has been retold and brought up to date in vivid, graphic fashion. Although directed chiefly at readers outside the field of radio, it is a book that most NBCites will want to read and own. Many of the topics covered will be familiar, but it is safe to say that no reader will fail to discover many interesting facts that he did not know before. Besides, taking so for granted the achievements in their field as radio workers do, it is excusable if they stop occasionally to be reminded that it really is something at which to marvel. And Magic Dials serves well in that capacity. Furthermore, it is probably the most lavishly illustrated book on radio yet to appear, there being sixty full-page illustrations, sixteen in color, almost all on RCA and NBC subjects. With its colorful cover, large type, wide margins, and beautiful photographs, it will make a handsome, as well as fitting, book for radio people tc keep in their living room for their guests’ perusal. In Radio City, Magic Dials may be bought in the Guest Relations office. Station and division managers are making it available to employees in other NBC offices. The price to NBCites is ninety cents. NBC WASHINGTON by Marian P. Gale That huffing and puffing you hear is Bud Barry, night supervisor, taking the turn at third base and heading for home to score a run for NBC Washington’s softball team on that pop fly he just hit to right field. His tally cuts the opponents’ lead to only seventeen runs and gives us a fighting chance to win our first victory. Seriously though, it’s not a bad ball club we’ve got. We’ve won eight out of nineteen games and we’ve trounced our bitterest enemies, the Washington Correspondents, two out of three. A team analysis? Sure, we’ll give you one. Well, Bud Barry’s the leadoff man, and though lie’s not a classy sticker, mind you, he can hit in the clutch and when he gets through circling around out there in shortfield he usually grabs the pop flies. We’re pretty strong in left-field too, that is unless Announcer Appleby has to turn his back to a ball. He’s pretty good at the plate, though, except he always hits in the wrong ball games. That flashy shortstop, who just made that sensational stop and then threw the ball away, is News Editor Knode, who’s hitting 1.000 off the bad pitching and .000 off the good. That’s Announcer Gunn who just pulled his foot off first base. He’s our power man (.450). The fellow over there on third base who walks like a bear and throws the ball like a bullet over Gunn’s head is Engineer Powley, another of our big stickers. And that little fellow behind the plate is Bill Coyle, who handles all our arguments with the ump very nicely, thank you. He also gets what little pitching there is out of that guy out on the mound who’s lobbing the ball up to the plate — makes Jim Seiler a pretty fair country pitcher. The chap coming in from right field is News Editor McAndrew, the buntingest fool you ever did see. He moves like a milkwagon but he beats them all out. The man with the serious pan you see way out there in center field is Engineer Ullman who makes a habit of catching all the fly balls that come his way off the back of his neck. Now watch that fellow on second base. That’s Engineer Hunter. He likes to run backwards for those pop flies too. And then there’s Engineer Stetson. He’s in a different spot every week, dropping ’em with the best of ’em. Announcers Crago and Michael aren’t out here today. They’re our fair wea ther ball players: “No, can’t make it tomorrow. Going for a ride.” AAA Studio song writers, Jack Foy, artist, Arthur Daley of Production Department, and Abe Clar, pianist, are getting recognition these days. Foy, a Kentucky Hillbilly, whose voice is familiar to WRC and WMAL listeners, has composed a piece called “When the Years Have Drifted Away.” The song has been published and was introduced on the network by Gene and Glenn recently. Arthur Daley and Abe Clar are having their song “Dreams Come True” featured at the Capital Theater during the annual “Going Native” revue this week. AAA Vacations such as these are recommended by the following: Vice President Russell, fishing and sailing on Chesapeake Bay . . . Harold Yates, engineer, at Ocean City, Maryland . . . Rose Ewell, hostess, two weeks in a haunted house at Epping Forest, Maryland . . . Helen Mobberley, Commercial, the World’s Fair and Bear Mountain, New York . . . Announcer George Wheeler, a tour of Europe . . . Francis Childs, Publicity, a trip to California by plane . . . Freda Schmidt, secretary, swimming and boating on Lake Garrison, New Jersey . . . Bryson Rash, announcer, sunning on Virginia Beach. A shower of hankies and socks, along with an umbrellaful of confetti, greeted Assistant Manager Fred Shawn as he walked into a bridegroom shower given by the girls in the office recently. Here he is receiving a boutonniere from his fiancee, Audrey Seiber, former mistress of ceremonies at Washington’s Earle Theatre. The couple were married August 5th.