[78-L] KBS Transcriptions, and more

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Mar 18 07:44:34 PDT 2017

Hey, look what I found!

And I was kinda dead last night..I meant D&S issued Keystone material on 78s, 
not KBS.


On 3/17/2017 8:12 PM, Malcolm wrote:
> Do we have someone on the list who's up on on transcription discs,
> specifically KBS (Keystone) 16" radio transcriptions? I am attempting to
> date some records from this manufacturer and keep coming up blank. I do
> know the trade style was first used in December 1940, and it was
> registered on Feb. 6, 1942, and that's about it.
> Generally I am looking for label histories and dating guides, if
> possible, for most Radio Transcriptions - on any size disc - from c.
> 1935 until they went out of use. Would the last issues be for AFRS/AFRTS
> (Armed Forces Radio Services / Armed Forces Radio & Television Services)
> records? I don't know the year, but I think it's late... maybe in the
> late 70s / early 80s?
> There must be a reference work out there somewhere, besides Prof. Biel's
> thesis, about these discs and their producers.
> But info is being very elusive. And I think it'll be a long slog through
> Billboard for me to find anything pertaining! I'd better get started...
> Malcolm R
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