Radio stars (June 1933)

Record Details:

Something wrong or inaccurate about this page? Let us Know!

Thanks for helping us continually improve the quality of the Lantern search engine for all of our users! We have millions of scanned pages, so user reports are incredibly helpful for us to identify places where we can improve and update the metadata.

Please describe the issue below, and click "Submit" to send your comments to our team! If you'd prefer, you can also send us an email to with your comments.

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) during our scanning and processing workflow to make the content of each page searchable. You can view the automatically generated text below as well as copy and paste individual pieces of text to quote in your own work.

Text recognition is never 100% accurate. Many parts of the scanned page may not be reflected in the OCR text output, including: images, page layout, certain fonts or handwriting.

Harry Reser first broadcast from the Statue of Liberty OF all places for a radio debut, Harry Reser, Chief Eskimo on the Clicquot Club program, chose the Statue of Liberty. That was in 1921 and his music went out over a United States Army transmitter. Now Harry is an old guard at the job. He has been glorifying Clicquot Club for seven years, making his band one of the oldest on all commercial radio programs. Dur- ing that long time he has made himself internationally known, always the man behind the golden strings of the banjo amid the jingle of sleigh bells and the barking of the Clicquot huskies. Piqua, Ohio, was the town where this "old timer" was born—January 12, 1896. After his graduation from high school, where he led the school orchestra, he got his first job in the musical world through an "ad" in a newspaper. It was a job as a pianist in a summer resort in Rhea Springs, Tennessee. While he was a pianist there, he noticed that the banjo was gaining in popular- ity and so he always kept one handy. After his second summer in the South, he saw that it would be profitable for him to devote more time to the strings, even to the detriment of his piano playing. He started out then and there to become an expert banjoist, soon graduating into the dance band field and winding up as banjo virtuoso with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. In the meantime he went back to Ohio and married his grammar school sweetheart. She's still his sweetheart. Harry was engaged on programs over WEAF before that station became the New York key to the National Broadcasting Company. He is known to his friends as "Chief" and "Joe"; he's a sociable chap and loves to entertain at his Long Island home. Aviation is a hobby and he has flown more than 5,000 miles. He is fond of boating and golf, and owns his own yacht. One of his weaknesses is a high-powered car. And if you look in at his home in fair weather, you'll find he is also a gardener. His most devoted fans are his pretty daughters, Betty Jane, twelve, and Gertrude Mae, eight, and Mrs. Reser. Five feet, eight inches tall, weighing 148 pounds, he has a fair complexion and brown hair. Usually, he retires at 11 p. m.. often reading in bed. Although three radios are in his home he doesn't listen in regularly. And he admits that he has cold feet in bed but no other vices. 29