Radio Digest (Oct 1923-July 1924)

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February 16, 192 % RADIO DIGEST — ///Moated G. LAYNG, GOTHAM, GETS KFKBS GOAT PEDIGREED CRITTER HAS TASTE FOR RADIO Kansas Station Gives Unique Prize to Most Distant Wave Recipient NEW YORK. — During the recent Radio show here, Grant Layngr, 22 Ninth street, this city, was operating his receiving set. It was the night that Station KFKB, In MUford, Kansas, opened for its first broadcast. Weather conditions were not the best for reception, but quite late, 3 a. m. to be exact, Mr. Layng after listening in on a few numbers of the concert, heard KFKB's signature. The announcer put over his story regarding the new station, and lined up thousands of future friends for KFKB. In conclusion he made an offer — a very unusual offer, one entirely new to Radio. The following is its sum and substance: KFKB Ask* Who'll Get Their Goat "As this is our first night on the air, we are most anxious to see what our station can accomplish in the way of distance. Therefore, we will award a prize goat — a pedigreed Toggenburg Goat, a magnificent animal, worth about $500.00 — to the person farthest located from the Brlnkley Jones Extension Hospital, Milford, Kansas, receiving our broadcast. Now, who will get our goat? Mr. Layng immediately telegraphed "I've got your goat" The answer was, "Where shall we ship it?" The poor old pedigreed goat died in transit A man rung the bell at 22 Ninth street, and sorrowfully announced the news to the expectant family. Gloom hung over the household. But — better things were In store. Younger Brother Comes to Conquer East When station KFKB heard of the demise of its plutocratic pet — it immediately shipped his full-blooded younger brother, which arrived In due time, in perfect health. This second shipment of live stock was a beauty. He won a home at first glance, and has endeared himself to the entire neighborhood. This representative of Station KFKB is at present domiciled at Mr. Layng's house. He is a most aristocratic creature — gentle, beautiful, and odorless. He is very well WOULDN'T THIS GET YOUR GOAT? behaved except for the fact that he has a passion for paper. His appetite Is Insatiable for this delicacy, and he will eat anything and everything, Just as long as it is paper. One day the goat was found in the living room, near the receiving set that had started him east. In his mouth was a book on Radio that he had just started to devour. Mr. Layng still has the book, showing the goat's teeth marks on it. He says it is ample evidence of the goat's love for everything pertaining to Radio. And after devouring a book on Radio, the goat of KFKB that Grant Layng got, proceeds to tune In on "Home Sweet Home" at Milford; Kansas, where he was born and educated by the Brinkley Jones Hospital. Photo by Garod Radio Co. Charlotte Lund at WOR NEWARK, N. J.— A Radio favorite whose many concerts have added dignity and charm to the WOR programs is Charlotte Lund, concert soprano, who again sang from WOR on a recent Sunday afternoon. Her concert was arranged in response to repeated demands on the part of the Radio audience. Chicago's Opera Company Broadcasts from Boston BOSTON. — On the opening night of the Chicago Opera Company season here, Station WNAC, The Shepard Stores, broadcast "L'Africana," and a few nights later "Carmen" direct from the Boston Opera House. Broadcasting operas and musical comedies has become an art with WNAC, as every detail is thought out carefully before they start it on the air, so that none of the charm of the performance is lost. "Carmen," the second opera to be broadcast, is one well known and liked. Mary Garden sang the title role, and Edouard Cotreuil sang Zuniga, The capacity of the average condenser can be varied quite easily by varying the pressure on its plates. Remember this when fastening one with screws. ANOTHER PUBLISHER QUITS SONG TRUST QUIGLEY SEES ADVANTAGE OF INDEPENDENT STAND Once Staunch Defender of Publishers' Society Becomes Broadcast Enthusiast CHICAGO. — Thos. J. Quigley, formerly Chicago Manager, M. Whltmark & Sons for over twelve years, was one of the staunchest adherents and most ardent defenders of the American Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Mr. Quigley opened headquarters In Chicago as general manager in the United States for a Canadian music publisher. He Immediately started on a campaign to put over some numbers. Having heard much about Radio, he decided to do some broadcasting. The returns on such songs as George MacFarlane's sensational success "Forget-Me-Not (Means Remember Me)" and Jack Norworth's big hit "You Can Take Me Away from Dixie but Tou Can't Take Dixie from Me," as well as Ave other numbers were such that he determined to remain an independent Says Society Members Cheat Mr. Quigley Is very emphatic In the statement that the results obtained by broadcasting from the various stations are so far in excess of any benefits that might be derived from membership in the Authors and Composers Society that there is no room for argument. He points out that many members of the Authors and Composers Society are now giving their songs to Independent publishers. In a recent interview he said: "I was first convinced of the value of Radio by the anxiety displayed by employees of members of the Authors and Composers Society to broadcast from the various unlicensed stations in Chicago, and their persistency in still doing so, regardless of their supposedly binding agreement not to do so. What benefit can be derived by joining any organization in which many members are constantly cheating?" Mr. Quigley has been in the music business for a number of years. He Is so convinced that Radio broadcasting is an asset to the music publishers that he has established a special Radio department to which he is devoting his personal attention. StandardRADIO Products The name "Federal" is your guarantee of perfection in manufacture. EVERY radio set and each of the 130 different parts manufactured by the Federal Telephone & Telegraph Company is guaranteed to be absolutely free from defects of any nature. 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