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1923 __ Supplying Broadcasts Like Gas or Electricity
Comment : «How the Municipal Receiving Station in Dundee, Michigan, Relays Radio Entertainment to Private Subscribers Over Land Wires.RECEIVING conditions in Dundee, Michigan, are unusually good. You don't need any aerial or ground. You don't even have to have a radio set. In fact, you can hear programmes from stations all over the country on nothing but $1.50 a month and a loudspeaker. rebroadcasting equipment. Municipal radio is the answer; and Dundee, a little farming village of less than a thousand inhabitants, proudly boasts the first working system of its kind in the United States. This village, named after the Scottish community renowned for its marmalade, is located in the rich farming district of Monroe County, Michigan, along the banks of the River Raisin. There the tired farmer goes in from work, closes a switch, and without any tinkering with instruments may listen to a perfectly tuned concert from almost anywhere in the country. In the pool room on "Main Street," an eager crowd gathers on summer afternoons to listen to Big League scores or Grand Circuit results. In the lobby of the little hotel across the street the college student, agenting for the summer among the farmer folk, may sit of an evening and listen to the radio concerts. ». (“How the Municipal Receiving Station in Dundee, Michigan, Relays Radio Entertainment to Private Subscribers Over Land Wires”, by Grayson L. Kirk)
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