RADIO NEWS AND NOTES
THE past month has been full of interesting developments in connection with the fall and winter radio season.
In the realm of music alone one announcement after another has been made of special programs to be broadcast that will feature great symphony orchestras, grand opera stars, and hundreds of other noted singers and musicians.
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, whose summer concerts brought delight to so many thousands over the radio, has consented to the installation of microphones for their series of winter concerts.
The Boston Symphony will likewise be heard over a chain of stations and the New York Symphony, under the direction of Walter Damrosch, will offer a series of performances. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other great symphonic organizations throughout the country are perfecting plans for broadcasting of winter programs on an extensive scale.
By special arrangement with the Metropolitan Opera Company, artists of that great organization have been secured for the new series of Atwater Kent programs to be broadcast from fifteen stations each Sunday evening.
This one series of concerts alone will present Mme. Schumann-Heink, Josef Hofman, Frances Alda, Lucrezia Bori, Freda Hempel, Edward Johnson, Albert Spalding, Louise Homer, Margaret Matzenauer, Mary Lewis, Reinald Werrenrath, Rosa Ponselle, Charles Hackett, and many others.
Yet these are but a few of the many highclass programs embracing every form of vocal
and instrumental music that will help feature the winter radio season and make it possible for the owner of a dependable radio receiver to choose that which most appeals and best suits the occasion.
But music is only a part of the entertainment assured. Leaders of thought in the religious, educational and business life of the nation, stars of the stage, and outstanding figures in all walks of life, will make interesting contributions, as will many occurrences of great national interest.
The past month has done much more, however, than to emphasize the wealth of entertainment ahead.
It has shown all but a comparatively few of our five hundred or more broadcasting stations voluntarily doing the right thing to avoid confusion in the air pending the action which Congress is sure to take this fall to still further insure well-regulated broadcasting.
There has been but little confusion compared to what might have been, had not the broadcasters as a body recognized the rights of the public and of each other.
And the great radio show weeks of the past month throughout the country have been giving hundreds of thousands of prospective purchasers the opportunity to see how easily operated, how dependable in performance, how durably made, and how attractive in appearance are receiving sets now obtainable.
Of equal concern to the initiated are the superior types of loud speakers that now help to insure to the listener the best that radio has to offer. And radio is offering more to-day to young and old than ever before.
Interesting announcements of dependable radio equipment may be found throughout the advertising section