[78-L] Amalgamated Broadcasting System

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 3 20:29:08 PST 2011

So I no sooner get finished slamming this broadcast than I hear one helluva 
swinging orchestra along the lines of Fletcher Henderson..Rex Stewart and His 
Orchestra, from the Empire Hotel. And it's THE Rex Stewart! According to 
Kinkle, he did lead a band at the Empire. Aside from a ten minute chunk of Al 
Kavelin's sweet band, this is the only good thing to come out of this whole 


On 2/3/2011 10:54 PM, David Lennick wrote:
> Does the Amalgamated Broadcating System inaugural program exist in a decent
> transfer? I'm suffering through a cassette copy that Radio Yesteryear put out
> and which I got from someone on this list (Angus? Simmons?) and apart from the
> fact that it's some of the worst radio I've ever heard, airchecked on what must
> be uncoated aluminums that seem to run about two minutes a side, I'm just
> wondering if I'm wasting my time if it exists in something like tolerable sound.
> (No intention of doing any restoration on this thing, I'm just getting it out
> of the way because I promised a copy. I certainly never want to hear it again.
> I doubt that too many did in 1933.)
> dl

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