Rustling Up Some Radio Programs in 1928

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Rustling Up Some Radio Programs in 1928
Description The first wire went down the hill and across the street to the Andrew Funk home. (I can still see Mr, and Mrs. Funk and their daughter, Lydia, sitting around the phonograph enjoying the then popular "Amos and Andy,") Whatever the Hansens were playing on their radio, if they remembered to turn a switch, was reproduced on the Funk phonograph, What worlds of sound and enjoyment it opened for them! Eldred Olsen, one of Clifford's friends, began to wish, and Clifford told him, "If you will get four poles and some wire, we can bring you the same programs we are listening to on our radio." Poles 15 feet in length could be had with a trip to the mountains, but the wire? That presented a problem. Finally, after much searching, Eldred was able to buy a burned-out motor for $2,50. Their project could proceed. Setting the poles on each side of the two streets that were between their two houses, the boys strung the wires along the fences and then over the poles across the streets, along more fences until the Olsen house was reached, and their Silvertone (Sears) phonograph was hooked up. The bumed-out motor had also given the boys enough wire to install another wire back to the Hansen house. With another turn of the switch, Mrs. Phoebe Olsen could visit with her friend, Mrs. Annie Hansen, and when they were not talking they could hear the strike and tick of the Funk's clock. The women marveled at the ingenuity and knowledge of their sons, Folks on the west side of Utah Highway 89 began to complain. Why could they not have the same advantage to listen to the Hansen radio? Another idea was born in Clifford's mind There were telephone poles. They could be used to carry a wire across the highway. These developments began to annoy the Manti Telephone office* Conversations among patrons were suddenly accompanied by various kinds of music and voices- They could even hear the voices of "Amos and Andy" in the background, 71
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325714
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