The Resource WRVA radio 50th anniversary, (sound recording)

WRVA radio 50th anniversary, (sound recording)

Label
WRVA radio 50th anniversary
Title
WRVA radio 50th anniversary
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WRVA Radio of Richmond, Virginia, marked its 50th anniversary in 1975 with this commemorative program, narrated by Lou Dean. The history of the station, from its initial broadcast on 2 Nov. 1925, is related in the context of local, state, national, and global events over the decades. Dean's narrative is supplemented with numerous clips of news and entertainment broadcasts, including speeches by world leaders and Virginia governors, breaking news announcements of events such as the World War II surrender of Japan, on-the-scene reporting of local news including the aftermath of a 1951 Richmond tornado, musical programs such as the Corn Cob Pipe Club and the Old Dominion Barn Dance Show, and WRVA characters Capitol Squirrel and Millard the Mallard. Also included are tributes to late WRVA reporter Howard Bloom (1943-1974) and samples of the work of other station personalities
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Cataloging source
VIC
Label
WRVA radio 50th anniversary, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 43 min., 08 sec
  • Written by Bill McGowan and Sandra Linville. Research and production by Katy Strickland, Mike Henson, John Harding, and Tim Timberlake
  • This CD was created in 2001 from the 1975 record album version. Adjustments were made in order to correct the pitch and speed, which had been altered when the original master tape was transferred to record album
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  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
Saved on the server as W:\WRVA 50th Anniversary\WRVA 50th Anniversary.wav in May 2006.
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001551392
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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