[78-L] Amalgamated Broadcasting System

Elizabeth McLeod lizmcl at midcoast.com
Fri Feb 4 05:54:20 PST 2011

Mike Biel writes about this program at length in The Dissertation -- it's 
not aluminum discs at all, it's non-pre-grooved celluloid. The only 
celluloid discs I've ever worked on -- a Rudy Vallee remote from 1934 -- 
have exactly that same type of harsh surface noise, almost like the 
grooves were torn by a rough point instead of  being cleanly cut. 


on 2/3/11 11:35 PM David Lennick wrote:

>Probably Robert Angus who sent it. I just ran across these cassettes last 
>and had never played them. Of historical interest, but I've never heard so 
>nobodies and rotten ensembles and bathtub mezzos mixed in with one or two 
>actually talented people, and so much ado about "huge crowds" when there's 
>obviously nobody there. But these two chunks of Rex Stewart on remote are 
>worth it.
>On 2/3/2011 11:27 PM, simmonssomer wrote:
>> Wasn't me. I never even heard of the Amangalamated System.
>> The only aluminum I have is one dented pot and some used foil.
>> Sheesh!
>> Al Simmons
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Lennick"<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>> To: "78L"<78-L at 78online.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:54 PM
>> Subject: [78-L] Amalgamated Broadcasting System
>>> 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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