Friday, November 28, 2014

US broadcast for Kent wedding

November 28, 1934

Americans will have to get up early tomorrow to listen to a broadcast over the "Atlantic Coast networks of the National Broadcasting Company and the Columbia Broadcasting System."

The broadcast will begin at 5:45 a.m, and will last "slightly more than an hour."

The radio will be broadcast in radio stations WJZ and WABC.  A microphone has been installed in Westminster Abbey, where commentators will be able describe to American listeners "the procession from Buckingham Palace and the celebration of the populations in the streets through which it passes."

Because of the "variations in time," the broadcast will be limited to the East coast of the United States. 

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