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90th Anniversary of 1st Foreign Language Radio Show in Chicago/USA

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 7/9/17 (1:45pm)

Just a reminder: July 24 marks the 90th anniversary of the first broadcast of the Chicago-based German radio show, the Germania Broadcast, produced by my father William L. Klein. The program ran for more than 40 years and was an integral part of Chicago cultural life (particularly German-American, naturally).

More info here:
http://www.germaniabroadcast.net/

Some interesting points: they actually needed special permission from the Federal Government to air something in a foreign language:
http://www.germaniabroadcast.net/content/gen-julius-klein-explains-origi...

I'll be posting transcripts from audio like the one above here on Facebook.

Also, I'll be publishing the complete brochure which they put out in 1952 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary:
http://www.germaniabroadcast.net/content/germania-broadcast-1927-1952-an...
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