ON RADIO TODAY
Al Smith to Be Heard in Pro
gram With Butler for Re
lief of Jobless.
President Hoover's address to the
Methodist Episcopal Ecumenctal Con
gress in Atlanta, and a special unem
ployment relief program, featuring
former Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New
York and Nicholas Murray Butler, pres
ident of Columbia University, arc two
of the outstanding radio attractions to
day on the Columbia and N. B. C. net
works. Each of these features will be
carried by both WRC and WMAL
The President’s address *lll be made
from 4:45 to 5 o'clock in the cabinet
room of the White House. A special
telephone circuit will carry it to At
lanta. At the same time his talk will
be picked up by microphones for broad
casting over extensive Nation-wide net
Al Smith to Speak.
The unemployment relief program
will be broadcast tonight from 10:15 to
10 45 Walter S. Gifford, director of
’ the President's Unemployment Relief
Organization, will introduce former
Oov. Smith and Dr Butler.
Two other prominent men will be
heard today over the Washington sta
tions. Senator King of Utah is to
apeak in the Sentinels of the Republic
program on WRC at 1:30. apd at 7
o'clock Dr. John Dewey, philosopher,
author and teacher, will present the
second of the "Men of America" series
over the same station.
Musically, the major features will be
a conoert by the New York Philhar
monic Symphony Orchestra on WMAL
at 3 o’clock, and a recital by John Mc-
Cormack in the Twilight hour program
on WRC at 5:30. The New York Sym
phony program includes the andante
from Bruckner’s "Posthumous Sym
phony," and three extracts from Berg's
‘‘Lyric Suite." McCormack's program
has not been announced.
. Cantor In Charge.
Eddie Cantor will continue to serve
M master of ceremonies in the program
with Rubinoff’s Orchestra on WRC at
S o'clock. As an overture to the pro
gram the orchestra will play a new ar
rangement of Hungarian compositions.
Selections from "Princess Ida” make
up the Gilbert and Sullivan program
at 5 o’clock. Gus Haenschen’s Orch
estra will present the American Album
of Familiar Music at 9:15.
Comdr. Edward Ellsberg, who directed
the raising of the submerged submarine
S-51, will take part in the romance of
the sea dramatization on WMAL at
• :30. The sketch is called "On the
In the international rebrcadcast at
12:30, Prof. Moritz J. Bonn will speak
from Germany on “German Hopes and
German Fears.” He is one of Ger
many's most eminent economists and
a widely-known authority on world
Program of Old Favorites.
The Masters, directed by Eugene Or
mandy, will present a program of old
time favorites in their broadcast at 9
o'clock. “Lazy Moon.” "Good-by. Girls,
I'm Through," and “Rose of Washington
Square" are the principal numbers.
Horace (“Happy”) Walker and his
orchestra return to the air today in a
special concert to be broadcast by WOL
from 1 to 2 o’clock. A concert by the
National Hawailans and a recital by
Jimmy Harbison, pianist, arc among this
station's other musical features.
A variety of musical attractions are
sprinkled among the religious features
on the WJSV program. These include
concerts by the Kalua Boys, the Shore
ham Orchestra and the Crescendo Male
Major Radio Features
President Hoover's address to the
Methodist Episcopal Ecumenical Con
gress in Atlanta, WRC and WMAL,
4:45; unemployment program, fea
turing address by Alfred E. Smith and
Nicholas Murray Butler, WRC and
“German Hopes and German Pears,”
by Moritz J. Bonn, WMAL, 12:30.
“The Vanishing State.” by Senator
King of Utah, WRC. 1:30; “The New
Turkey and Its Markets.” by Dr.
Julius Klein. WMAL. 7:00; "Educa
tion.” by Prof. John Dewey, WRC,
7:00: "Devils. Drugs and Doctors."
by Dr. Howard W. Haggard, WMAL.
8:00; “Our Government,” by David
Lawrence, WRC. 9:00.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra,
WMAL. 3:00; John McCormack, WRC,
6:30: Through the Opera Glass,
WRC. 9:45; Ernest Hutcheson, pian
ist, WMAL, 10:45,
Jlubinoff's Orchestra, with Eddie Cantor,
WRC. 8:00; Music Along the Wires,
WMAL. 8:15; The Masters, WMAL,
9:00; Ted Weems' Orchestra, WRC,
10:15; Jessie Crawford, WRC, 11:30.
Moonshine and Honevsuckle. WRC.
2:30; Club of the Air. WRC. 7:30;
Romances of the Sea, WMAL, 9:30.
HIGH LIGHTS ELSEWHERE.
3:3o—Balkan Mountain Men WJZ
4:oo—Sermon by Rev. Charles E.
Coughlin of the Church of the
Little Flower—WOß. WGR.
WCAO. WFBL, KMOX, WORC
B:oo— National Vespers; Dr. Harry
Emerson Fosdick—WJZ, WBAL,
WLW and WSM.
1:00—Harold Stokes and his Orches
tra—WJZ, WBAL. WSM and
7:3o— The Three Bakers and Billy
Artz's Orchestra—WJZ. WBAL
B:oo— Melodies; Betsy Ayres. Mary
Hopple and Ensemble—WJZ.
WBZ, WBZA. WHAM, WJR,
KDKA and KYW.
B:ls —Magazine hour; James W. Gerard
and Ernest La Prade’s Orches
tra—WJZ. WBZ. WBAL. WHAM.
KDKA. WJR and WMC.
9:ls —Tlie Stag Party: Raymond
Knight: Male Quartet and
Brusiloff's Orchestra WBAL
WJZ. WBZ. WBZA. WHAM.
KDKA. WJR and WLW.
11:00— Witherspoon Chorus WJZ
WBAL, WHAM and WGR.
12:00— Henry Theis and his Orchestra
-WJZ, WBZ. WJR. KDKA,
WBAL and WREN.
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Two Stage Stars Featured in Radio Programs
COLUMBIA AND N. B. C. NETWORKS ANNOUNCE OUTSTANDING GUEST ARTISTS.
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GINGER ROGERS (left), stage and screen star, will assist Rudy Vallee with the Sunshine Hour program Thursday
night on N. B. C. In the center is Meyer Davis, noted orchestra executive, who is directing his newest radio
unit, the Washingtonians, in a series of broadcasts. Lillian Roth (right), motion picture celebrity, will be heard
| three nights this week over WMAL and other Columbia stations.
Behind the Microphone
BY THE RADIO EDITOR.
THERE was much ado in
Washington last week over
the sudden appearance of
Dr. John R. Brinkley, de
posed Kansas medico-broadcaster,
to protest to the State Department
against what he declared were
undue representations by Ambas
sador Reuben Clark at Mex
ico City to Mexican authorities
against his activities in connection
with XER, newest ano most pow
erful broadcasting station in the
Dr. Brinkley, flanked by a husky,
described by Brinkley’s Washing
ton representative as his body
guard, conferred with Undersecre
tary Castle by an appointment ar
ranged through the offices of
Vice President Curtis, former Sen
ator from Kansas.
Denying himself to newspaper
men, Brinkley left here with the
assurance that the State Depart
ment has not asked the Mexican
government to bar his presence
in Mexico, a development reputed
to have occurred just before the
Mexican cabinet resigned last
week. He did obtain an admis
sion from Mr. Castle, however,
that the record of the case which
led the Federal Radio Commission
to rule his former radio station at
Milford, Kans., off the air had
been forwarded to Mexico.
Dr. Brinkley last year lost his
license to broadcast when the
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Radio Commission, later upheld
by the courts, ruled that his med
ical advice broadcasts were in
imical to the public health and his
station therefore not operating in
the public interest. Thereupon he
went to Mexico, organized a Mex
ican corporation to build a 75,000-
watt station just across the Rio
Grande from Del Rio, Tex., and
resumed broadcasting by remote
control hook-ups from micro
phones on this side of the border.
Operating with such high power
on 635 kilocycles, XER has been
heard in many parts of the Unit
ed States and Canada, interfering
with transmissions by an Amer
ican station on 740 kilocycles and
a Canadian station on 730. While
the American station has not
made formal protest, the Cana
dian station, owned by the power
ful newspaper La Presse of
Montreal, is reported to have pro
tested to dominion authorities.
Dr. Brinkley let it be known
while here that he is contemplat
ing shifting the wave length of
XER to 655 kilocycles, not out of
consideration for the American or
Canadian stations, but to relieve
interference being suffered by a
smaller daylight station, KMMJ,
Clay Center, Nebr., operating with
1,000 watts on 740 kilocycles. The
Nebraska region is part of the
area he wants to reach with his
i new broadcast messages.
If XER shifts to 655 kilocycles
it will then be half way between
the clear channels of WSM, Nash
ville, on 650, and WEAF, New
York, on 660, and will again be a
potential source of interference.
** * *
ANEW device which may im
prove the quality and practi
cability of international broad
casting is being tested by engi
neers of the National Broadcasting
Co., who, according to C. W. Horn,
general engineer, looks to the day
when foreign broadcasts will be as
feasible and certain as domestic
Horn revealed that the experi
mental equipment had been used
for the first time In a short-wave
test conversation between himself
and O. B. Hanson, N. B. C, man
ager of plant operation and en
gineering. The latter is in Europe
in the interest of research for
He declined to divulge the
nature of the experiments, but
said “the tests were conducted
for the purpose of proving a
fundamental theory by which we
hope to build and improve ex
changes of international broad
“We are slowly but surely work
ing toward that time when the
quality of broadcasts from for
eign countries will compare with
those originating locally, and ac
cepted as an everyday accom
plishment,” Horn declared.
** * *
WITH 1931 radio receiving set
sales estimated generally at
between 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 —
bringing this country’s total to
well over 12,000,000 —most Ameri
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
NEW N. B. C. CHAIN
SIS RADIO WORLD
Added Significant Changes
in Broadcasting Are
BY ROBERT MACK.
Formation by the National Broad
casting Co. of a second network on the
Pacific Coast marks a new offshoot in
chain broadcasting likely to be followed
by other significant changes in the
With both N. B. C. and the Columbia
Broadcasting System in the market for
additional stations it is clear that they
are endeavoring to acquire as many
fully-owned outlets as they can get. The
networks are finding it increasingly
difficult to get member stations to
broadcast their sponsored programs at
the regular chain advertising rates, par
ticularly in large population centers,
and the purchase or lease of stations is
being fostered to strengthen their posi
Buys Four Stations.
The N. B. C. has established its new
Pacific network as a result of its pur
chase a few weeks ago of four stations
which served as the nucleus of the de
funct American Broadcasting network.
It has now so divided its Pacific Coast
stations as to form two networks of five
stations each, replacing its former sin
gle chain of nine stations.
One of the new Pacific chains is
called the orange net, and comprises
KGO, Oakland, as key; KFI, Los An
geles. KGW, Portland; KOMO, Seattle,
and KHQ, Spokane. The second is the
gold net, consisting of Stations KPO,
San Francisco, as key; KECA, Los An
geles; HEX. Portland; KJR, Seattle,
and KGA, Spokane. As supplements to
either of the networks Stations KFSD,
San Diego, and KTAR, Arizona, may be
In the Northwest group purchased by
N. B. C. were Stations KEX, KJR, KGA
and KYA, San Francisco. The latter
station has not been assigned to either
of the networks.
N. B. C. Haa Four Networks.
Under the new arrangement the N.
B. C. has four distinct and separate
networks, which may be sold to pro
gram sponsors independently. Columbia,
on the other hand, has but one basic
network of more than 80 affiliated sta
tions. This network, however, is offered
to sponsors In several regional coverage
groups, such as the New England, Mtd
western, Pacific and Dixie chains.
Columbia shortly is expected to an
nounce its outright purchase of Stations
WCCO and WKRC, Minneapolis, now
affiliated with the network. Effective
November 1, Station WON, Chicago,
will switch from N. B. C. to Columbia,
while WMAQ, Chicago, in which N. B.
C. recently purchased one-half Interest,
will join that network and leave Co
Widely circulated reports that N. B. C.
would acquire control of the three im
portant Westinghouse stations, KDKA,
Pittsburgh, the world’s first station;
WBZ-WBZA, Boston-Springfield, and
KYW, Chicago, are denied by F. A.
Merrick, Westinghouse president.
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Today on the Radio
(All program* scheduled for Eastern Standard Time.)
i f 475.9 Meter*.
yt iU/VL, C3B Kilocycle*.
9:ooa—Land o’ Make Believe.
10:00a—Columbia Church of the Air.
11:00a—Duets by Julia Mahoney and
11:15a—Watch Tower Service.
11:30a—Voice of St. Louis.
12:30—Rebroadcast from Germany—
“ German Hopes and German
Pears,” by Prof. Moritz J. Bonn.
12:45 —Music of Vienna, by Emery
1:30 —Singing Violins.
2:oo—Sons of Eli.
2:3o—Columbia Church of the Air.
3:oo—New York Philharmonic Sym
4:oo—Service from the Washington
4:4s—President Hoover’s address to
the Methodist Episcopal Ecu
menical Congress in Atlanta.
s:oo—Warren Sweeney, pianist.
s:ls—Wardman Park Concert Orches
6:o2—Mayflower Concert Orchestra.
6:4o—lnterview with Mother Roper.
6:4s—Laura La Plante and Paul
7:oo—"The New Turkey and Its Mar
kets,” by Dr. Julius Klein.
7:ls—Songs our mothers used to sing.
7:3o—Rybb's Novelty Orchestra and
Paul Small, tenor.
8:00 —“Devils, Drugs and Doctors,” by
Dr. Howard W. Haggard.
8:15 —Music Along the Wires.
B:4s—“Your Child,” by Angelo Patrl.
9:00 —The Masters, with Eugene Or
mandy's Orchestra and Helen
10:00 —The Gauchos.
10:15—President Hoover's Unemploy
ment Relief program, featuring
addresses by Alfred E. Smith
and Nicholas Murray Butler.
10:45—Ernest Hutcheson, pianist, and
11:00—Continental String Quartet.
I 11:30—Ben Bernie's Orchestra.
! 12:00 —Weather forecast.
Early Program Tomorrow.
8:00a —Morning Devotions.
8:15a —Something for Every One.
B:4sa—The Dutch Girl.
9:ooa—Opening the Morning Mail.
9:3oa—Tony’s Scrap Book.
9:4sa—Address by Dr. Julius Klein.
10:00a—Chatting with Ida Bailey Allen.
10:15a—Harmonies and Contrasts.
10:45a—Major and Minor, piano team.
11:30a—“Front Page Personalities,” by
12:00m—President Hoover’s address at
opening of the convention of
the National Association of
I:3o—Harry Tucker’s Orchestra.
2:00 —Ann Leaf at the organ.
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Strnce Excfnstmtg \ \
w pr> 815.6 Meter*.
W nii | J( KOecyele*.
B:ooa —Melody Hour.
10:00a—Mexican Typlca Orchestra.
12:15—Echoes of the Orient.
12:30 Biblical drama.
' I:oo—Artists Service program.
I:3o—"The Vanishing State,” by Sena
tor King of Utah.
I:4s—American Singers, with William
2:ls—Sunday Bright Spots.
2:30 —Moonshine and Honeysuckle.
3:oo—Wayne King's Orchestra.
3:3o —Friendly Hour With Dr. S
4:30 —Ruth Lyon, soprano, with Sym
i phony Orchestra.
4:4s—President Hoover's address to
the Sixth Methodist Ecumenical
Conference in Atlanta.
5:00 —Gilbert & Sullivan Gems.
6:oo—National Catholic hour.
7:oo—"Education,” by Prof. John
7:3o—Club of the Air.
B:oo—RubinofT's Orchestra, with Ed
9:00—"Our Government,” by David
9:ls—American Album of Familiar
9:4s—Through the Opera Glass.
10:15—Unemployment Relief program:
addresses by Alfred E. Smith and
Nicholas Murray Butler,
10:45—Ted Weems' Orchestra.
11:15—Sunday at Seth Parker’s.
11:46—Jesse Crawford, organist.
12:00 to I:ooa—Palais d'Or Orchestra.
Early Program Tomorrow,
6:4sa—Tower Health Exercises.
B:ooa—Gene and Glenn.
9:ooa—Le Trio Charmante.
9:lsa—Tom Waring’s Troubadours.
10:00a—Mrs. Blake's Radio Column.
10:15a—Dr. Copeland’s Health Clinic.
10:30a—"Please Tell Me,” by Jean Car
11:00a —South Sea Islanders.
11:30a—Hugo Mariani's Orchestra.
11:45a—Jill and Judy.
12:00m —President Hoover’s address at
the opening of the convention
of the National Association of
12:30 —National Farm and Home Hour.
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11:00a—Services of Calvary Baptist
12:30—1n Punnyland With Uncle Jerry.
1:00 *>2:oo—"Happy” Walker and his
4:3o— National Hawaiian!.
4:4s—Jimmy Harbison. pianist
5:00 to B:oo—Washington Oathoßa
8:00 to 6:ls—Sorority Danea Orchca
Early Program Tamorraw.
i 10:00a—Organ melodies.
11:00a—March of Music.
ll:15a —With the Composers.
. 1 12:30 to I:oo—Dance music.
fuicv MS.4 Meters.
WJOV 1.460 Kilocycles.
, 11:00a to 12:15—Services of the Fourth
2.oo—Church of the Air.
3:oo—Metropolitan Dance Orchestra.
4 00—Crescendo Male Chorus.
4:3o—Gospel Twilight Hour.
, s:oo—Tango Troubadours.
6:oo—Gospel Spreading Association.
7:oo—Shoreham Concert Orchestra.
7:ss—Service at First Church of
1 : 9 00 —Roland Wheeler, tenor.
9:3o—Baptist Chapel Echoes.
10:30—Evangelical Church of the Air.
11:00—Full Oospel Tabernacle Service,
i 11:30 to 12:00—Henderson’s Orchestra.
Early Program Tomorrow.
10:00a—Hints to Housewives.
10:45a—Program by Federation of
12:30 —Dance music.
1:00 —Concert Trio.
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