MAY BE REDUCED
Pickard Indicates Reordering
of Allocations Is Possible
to Aid Reception.
Local reception" of local radio pro
grams in most cities of the United
Statts is good. But the question In
radio broadcasting today is: Shall the
•‘radio fishermen” be limited to a
. choice of a few neighboring fishing
• 'holes, or will he insist on the entire
‘ United States for his angling activi
That is the way Sam Pickard of the
Federal Radio Commission put the
present situation in radio in a speech
the other day before the Radio Man
Ufacturers Association in Now \ ork
City Bluntly. Commissioner Pickard
announced that “if hard-boiled, stiff
armed tactics are necessary to reduce
interference and listeners indicate the
desire to sacrifice many of the local
stations to this end. the commission
stands ready to apply fully the inter
est, convenient or necessity clause ot
the radio act.”
Apparently, it is outside reception
that many listeners want, for Mr.
Pickard then announced that the Fed
ernl Radio Commission now has plans
definitely under way to clear at least
Cl channels of interference, lie said
tha* broadcasting stations known to
he parties to heterodyning complaints
may expect notification of changes
within a short time.
Thus another reordering of broad
casting allocations may be anticipated
by listeners and station managers in
the neat future. This month, accord
lug to Mr. Pickard's thesis, broadcast
ir.g faces the "cold weather test.” Bet
ter reception that comes with the pass
ing of Summer has brought out the
DX fans, those who like to dial for
Properly within this classification
•re the small town and rural listeners,
described by Mr. Pickard as a most
faithful and enthusiastic audience,
numbering at least half the country’s
total of fans. They necessarily must
rely on more or less distant stations
for service, particularly in the South
and in certain portions of the Middle
West. While city reception on the
whole has been vastly improved under
the recent reallocations, Mr. Pickard
thinks much must be done to make re
ception better for those who live out
side the densely populated centers.
The clearing of the 40 channels,
nearly half the number available, will
decidedly benefit rural listeners. But
it will also afford those in cities to
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Are its efforts at recep
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Examine Us vacuum
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One-act play, “Doings of the
Brown Family," WBBM. 8:30
Hoover Sentinels, WRC,
WEAK and affiliated stations.
8:30 to 9 o’clock.
Metropolitan Orchestra and
stage program, WNAC, 8:30 to
Maxwell hour, with May
Peterson, soprano. WBZ.
VVBZA. KDKA, KYW. WBAL.
\Y)R. W’LW. WHAM. WHO.
WOW. WDAF. KVOO. WSM
WHAS. WMC. WBT. WTM I,
KPRC. WRAP and WSB,
from WJZ. 9 to 10 o'clock.
Town Club Havvai ian s,
WMAL, 8:3!) to 9:30 o'clock.
“Faust." by the Chicago Civic
Opera Co.. WJZ. KDKA.
WBAL and associated stations,
tune m more readily on distant sta
Cons freed from previous heterodynes.
Only the stations deemed of highest
merit will get exclusive or semi-exclu
sive use of particular wave lengths,
according to the commission’s plan
Every listener who cares to “fish”
in the ether is affected by this latest
pronouncement from the Federal radio
control body, and certainly every sta
tion manager is vitaliy concerned.
That the commission regards its pol
icy of utmost importance to the indus
try is indicated by Mr. Pickard's state
ment that "the life blood of the radio
industry to a large extent lies in the
fascination and romance of dialing dis
The United States Army Band Or
chestra, the Hoover Sentinels, the
on all kinds of
Intelligent Experienced Men
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THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1927.
Clicquot Club Eskimos and the Smith
brothers are prominent among a
galaxy of attractions scheduled to
night by WRC.
The Army Band Orchestra will play
from 7 to 8 o’clock, while the Hoover
Sentinels, who will broadcast at 8:30
o'clock, have arranged to feature a
special Armistice day selection. "War
Memories," rendered by the “quartet
of quartets," composed of brass,
woodwind and string groups and a
A "lady eskimo” will be introduced
by the Clicquot Club entertainers. She
is Annette Hanshaw, noted for her
soft crooning voice. The Smith
brothers will feature the song hit,
"Shaking the Blues Away,” from the
"Follies”: “My Baby’s Driving Me
Wild,” "Sugar” and "Under the
WRC’s other attractions include a
| talk by John Barton Payne, chairman
of the American Red Cross, and a
late dance program by the Le Paradis
WMAL’s principal musical attrac
ions tonight will be provided by
Borsch's Doughboys, the Town Club
Hawaiians. Mabel L. Loftus, con
tralto, and Harry Relda, w ho will give
a novelty presentation of popular airs.
Two talks will intersperse the mu
sical numbers. One will be given by
Maj Uen George Barnett, chairman
of the District Chapter of the Amor
from WBAL tonight
\yfUSIC lovers! Your opportunity to hear a
iVI voice that ha 3 thrilled Paris. May Peterson,
formerly of the Opera Comique, will sing tonight
during Maxwell House Coffee Hour, 9 to 10 P. M.,
Eastern Time. She will be supported by the Max
well House Coffee Concert Orchestra. Nathaniel ) |
Shilkret, Conductor. Hear this famous star! And, \
for your after dinner coffee, enjoy those mingled i
flavors in Maxwell House—the blend that i 3 win
ning the nation. , .
IT WJZ. WBZ, WBZA, WHAM, KDKA. W.tR.TI * I
J KYW.WTMJ. WOC.WHO.WOW.WCCO.KSD. L \ i
rMflcncl WDAF, KVOO, WBAP. KPRC, WSB. WSM. f /l /
Stations WMC. WHAS. WLW WBAL. WBT. WJAXjJ U
Maxwell House /gfijßs?
Coffee %adio Program
every Thursday, qtolO P.M. - Tlmi)
lean Red Cros». The other will be
the weekly presentation of Science
Service and will concern "The Novem
ber Evening Skies/*
With tremendous volume and excep
tional clarity, signals of most of the
out-of-town broadcasting sta’ticns re
sponded last night, maintaining the
excellent reception conditions which
havw prevailed thus far this week.
The most vociferous signals came
from the Middle West, but those from
the South and North had more volume
than necessary for satisfactory loud
Static and fading continued to make
their presence felt on the wave
lengths, but neither was a serious
detriment to general reception con
35 STATIONS IN CANADA.
Dominion Leads in Broadcasting
Outside of United States.
Canada has the largest number of
broadcasting stations of any country
outside of the United States.
Ot\ly one in a city can be on the air
at a time because the city groups us?
the same wave length. This reduces
the number of effective stations to 3ii.
- JURY AWARDS $3,500.
Returns Verdict for Damages in
A Jury in Circuit Division 1, be
fore Justice Stafford, yesterday award
ed a verdict of *3,500 damages against
Frank C. Prepriet. 3G54 New Hamp
shire avenue, in favor of John C.
ICasow, a minor, 1126 Eleventh street,
for personal injuries. The plaintiff
was struck by a car of the defendant
-September 26. 1326. at Eleventh and
M streets. He was represented by
Attorney H. W. Kelly.
John C. Reid, a minor. 1311 L street
southeast, was given a verdict for
’.750 damages by a Jury in Circuit
Division 2 before Justice Bailey
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against the Maryland-Vlrginia Milk
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He was represented by Attorney
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Wife Asks Divorce.-
Mrs. Mary O. Sherwood. 409 A street
southeast, yesterday sued Joseph A.
Sherwood, 51 Randolph place, for an
absolute divorce m* the District Su
preme Court. She charges miscon
duct. They were married in January,
1916, and have two children. They
separated November 7. 1926. Attorney
Paul i. Sedgwick appeared for the
Russia Has 38 Stations.
.Russia has 38 radio broadcasting
stations in 3S cities. Ail use either
very low or very high power.
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lIHK Has New Schedule.
Station HHK. the government broad
caster of the Republic of Haiti, Is
now on the air with a new schedule.
The wave length is 361.2 meters.
Assigned to Flying Duty.
First Lieut. Louis J. Tatom. Signal
Corps, at Bolling Field. Anacoatia, has
been assigned to duty involving dying
for the purpose of testing Signal
Corps and aviation equipment and to
obtain meteorological data.
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