Radio Digest (July 1924-Apr 1925)

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R \ D 1 O DICES T— Illustrated July 12, 1924 No. 8 OFFICIAL BALLOT Announcers' Contest RADIO DIGEST FIRST ANNUAL GOLD CUP AWARD Gold Cup Award Editor, Radio Digest. 510 North Dearborn St.. Chicago. IH. Please credit this ballot as one vote for: of Station. (Announcer's name) (Call letter?) Signed Lity .State. . . i ■ ■ below in five or less words for t\J ; . . 1 1 ) you have cast this ballot: what you most like about the GOLD CUP ENTHUSES ARMY OF LISTENERS STANDING OF ANNOUNCERS APPEARS IN TWO WEEKS Lis: of Nominees Reaches Total of 118 — Eighth Ballot Marks Halfway Point in Voting Radio Digest's First Annual Gold Cup -Award enthuses the whole invisible audience: From Key "West to Seattle. Cape Cod to San Diego, come letters, nominations, ballots from anxious Radiophans who desire to see tli>-ir favorite announcer rowned King of the Ether "World. With this issue is given the eighth ballot, completing halt" the series. There will be it more. Listeners sending in a complete series of eight ballots for their e will be given a twenty-five vote bi rius. or a total of thirty-three votes. BUT if the complete series of sixteen ts is saved and voted at one time ne announcer, the lucky recipient will -lited with a bonus of seventy-five. r . total of ninety-one votes. First Standing in Two Weeks Hundreds of announcers and hundred sands at listeners in will be gratified to know that the relative standings of the IIS nominees will appear issue after next. Beginning with the first announcement in the July 26 number, the tabulated standing will be brought up to date every week till the close of the balloting. The rules and regulations governing the procedure, given last week, will be given again next issue. Remember to address all communications concerning the award e Gold Cup Award Editor, Radio Digest, Chicago. Controversies over balloting, etc., which may arise will be settled Che Gold Cup Award Editor, whose decision will be final. List of 118 Nominees Twelve more announcers were nomin r.ted during the past week, bringing the to 118. The complete list of these, with distinctive initials or nom de plume when used, follows: Adair, Sam, "WOQ, Kansas City. ArUn, H. W., KliKA. Eas. Pittsburgh. Afnoux, <j. C, WBAP, Fort "Worth. Bach, A. E. W., WBZ, Springfield. Bachman, Miss Alberta, WBAH, Minneapolis Bailey, S. T. (STB), KLX, Oakland. Barnes, E. T., WGY, Schenectady. Barnett, S. W. <BWS), WOC, Davenport. Becker, Otto, WGR, Buffalo. Bohannan. J. K, WTAR. Norfolk. Buell. Earle, WLAG, Minneapolis. Buhlert, F. A. (Spark Plug), KFJC, ale. ■ ier, Jaques X., CKAC, Montreal, Can. • David C. (DC), WHAM. Rochester, .sing, Leroy, WEBH, Chicago . D. R. P., CKY. Winn Coggesil, A. O., WGY, Schenectady. Cole, X. D. (Old King Cole), WHO, Des MO! i. i.erman, Tess, WLAG, Minneapolis. Cadigan, John J., WTAT, Boston, iin, Phillip, WEAF, New York. an, Thomas H., WJZ and WJT, New York. Milton J. (AJN), WJZ and WJY, N< w York. ,iiing, L. C, WBZ. Springfield. Daggett, Uncle John. KIIJ, Los Angeles Darling, Walter, i ontreal. DePew, J. H., WCBD, Zion City. I k S., WNAl ' Boston. Donherty, C. L.. WSB Atlanta. man, M. L., KYW, Chicago. 9, A. F., WBZ. Springfield. Ehrhart, Harry E. (HEE), WDAR, Philadelphia. Emery. C. R.. lord Hillside. rekin, C. A., WCAH, Columbus. Erbstein, Charles (Ha Ha Man), WTAS", Elgin. Fanning, Major J. J., WNAC, Boston. Fay. Win, A., WGY, Schenectady. Field, Henry, KFNF, Shenandoah. Fitzpatrick, Leo (Merry Old Chief), WDAF, Kansas City. Gaal, C. A., KUO, San Francisco. Graham, C. W., WIP, Philadelphia. Granlund, N. T. (NTG), New York. Grant, W. W., CFCN, Calgary. Greene, P. A., WSAI, Cincinnati. Hager, Kolin (KH), WGY, Schenectady. Haller, Richard V., KGW, Portland. Hammond, Carl E., KFOA, Seattle. Harnach, F. F., KDKA, E. Pitttsburgn. Harrington, Ted, WCX, Detroit. Harris, Credo, WHAS, Louisville. Harrison, P. W., WBZ. Springfield. Hatfield, Helen G., WCK, St. Louis. Hay, Bill, KFKX, Hastings. Hay, George (The Solemn Judge), WLS. Chicago. Hayner, Rutherford, WHAZ, Troy. Hired Hand, WBAP, Ft. Worth. Herske, Arthur R., WTAM, Cleveland. Jester, Carl, WGY, Schenectady. Johnson, Elmer (Swan) G., WJAX, CleveI land. Johnson, F. W. (FWJ), CHYC, Montreal, Johnson, Paul, WLAG, Minneapolis. Jones, Miss V. A .L., KSD, St, Louis., Kaney, Sen A. W., WGN, Chicago. Kay, Lambdin, WSB, Atlanta. Kerly, E. J., KFOV, Sioux City. Kirby, Corley F. (CFK), WWJ, Detroit. Ludgate, William, KSD, St. Louis. Mack, Johnnie, WJAS, Pittsburgh. MacPhee, Don, WAAW, Omaha. Martin, Victor, WHAM, Rochester. McNamee, Graham, WEAF, New York. Mentzer, Carl, WHAA, Iowa City. Milholland, Howard, KGO, Oakland. Mullen, J. E., KDKA, E. Pittsburgh. Munn, Robert, WGR, Buffalo Nelson, Jack, WDAP, Chicago. Palmer, Lester (LP), WOAW, Omaha. Paschal, , WOR, Newark. Patt, John, WDAF, Kansas City. Pearson, W. G., WCAP, Washington. Perham, D. M., WJAM, Cedar Rapids. Pierce, Jennings, KGO, Oakland. Pierce, F. W. (ANR), WOC, Davenport. Pierson, Wm. T., WCAP, Washington. Poehler, Eleanor, WLAG, Minneapolis. Randall, C. R., WCAG, New Orleans. Reese, Paul, KFI, Los Angeles. Reid, J. Lewis, WJZ, New York Reilly, John, WJAR, Providence. Reynolds, R. F., WEAN, Providence. Rice, , CJCA, Edmonton, Canada. Robinson, Irving B., WNAC, Boston Rose, William, CKCD, Vancouver. Rothafel, S. L. (Roxie), WEAF, New York. Rouse, Gene (GR), WOAW, Omaha. Sartory, Joseph, WCAE, Pittsburgh. Salyer, Harold A., WHAS, Louisville. Schilling, John T., WHB, Kansas City. Smith, Fred, WLW, Cincinnati. Smith, Edward H. (Uncle Josh), WGY, Schenectady. Smith, George, WEBH, Chicago. Stafford, H. E„ WSAE, Providence. Stefan, Karl, WJAG, Norfolk. Sullivan, Jerry, WQJ, Chicago. Sweet, Ray R., WLAG, Minneapolis. Tatom, WCAR, San Antonio. Tison, W. W., WSB, Atlanta. Tomy, C. D.„ WCX, Detroit. Trumbull, Steve, KYW, Chicago. Tyson, Edwin L., WWJ, Detroit. Uncle Kaybee, WCAE, Pittsburgh. White, Major Andrew, WJZ, New York. Weidaw, Robert, WGY, Schenectady. Whitney, Robert S., WMAQ, Chicago. Willets, G. V. (GWW), WOC, Davenport. Wilson, R. H., KDKA, E. Pittsburgh. Wilson, Walter, KYW, Chicago. Witten, J. M. (JMW), WOS, Jefferson City. CONTENTS Radio Digest. Illustrated, Volume X, Number 1, published Chicago, Illinois. July 12, 1924. Published weekly by Radio Digest Publishing Company, 510 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Subscription rates, yearly. Five Dollars; Foreign Postage One Dollar additional; single copies Ten Cents. Kntered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Chicago, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 1879. "All the Live News of Radio" 1 to 8 Before They Thought of "Mikes," an announcer puzzle 5 Summertime Operating and Trouble Shooting, Hints Covering All Makes of Sets, by Harry J. Marx .T 7 Advance Programs for the Week at the larger Stations 9 to 12 Thirty-Minute A-B-C lessons for Beginners, Chapter XVII — Reproducers, the Finishing Touch of Radio, by P. B. Bdelman 13 Underground Antennas for Broadcast Reception, Fart III — Installation for Limited Space . 15 Neutralizing Radio Frequency Circuit, Eliminating Capacity Coupling Effect in Set 17 Questions and Answers 18 Directory of Radiophone Broadcast Stations, Fart II 19 Looking Ahead "What One Tube Can Do" is the intriguing topic Paul Edelman discusses next issue. He discusses the many possible variations of the single tube circuit, bringing about a realization of its true capabilities. Each function of the tube is studied in detail, and the method of linking the various functions into a unified, working receiver, is demonstrated. You'll like this "Thirty-Minute A-B-C lesson. Eliminating the B Battery by the use of four electrode tubes is the subject of an interesting article next week by H. J. Marx. This is a continuation of the treatise on the new English "Unidyne" receiver, the first part of which is given this issue. While four electrode tubes are not available at this time in America, it is believed that the popularity of the Unidyne may force their production and sale. Improving the Single Circuit Tuner promises to tear up a lot of old single circuit sets. G. S. Corpe's experiments and suggestions, to appear next week, will undoubtedly be hailed with delight by many adherents to this simple type of foolproof receiver. The necessary changes are described in detail by Mr. Corpe. Take Radio Digest with You on Your Vacation WHEN YOU WANT Radio Digest YOU WANT IT! [BE SURE OF YOUR WEEKLY COPY EY SUBSCRIBING NOW SEND IN THE BLANK TODAY Publisher Radio Digest, 510 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, lllnois. Please find enclosed check M. 0. for Five Dollars (Six. Foreign) for One Year's Subscription to Radio Digest, Illustrated. Name Address _ City _..,.. 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