PSRG educational meeting this Saturday January 8 at 1:30 PM!

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Jack Wolfe

Jan 3, 2022, 5:57:02 PM1/3/22
THE NEXT PSRG EDUCATIONAL MEETING WILL BE THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 8th AT 1:30 PM ON ZOOM. The topic will be How the Amateurs Created Commercial Radio.
In this presentation, media historian and former broadcaster Donna Halper will introduce you to some of the men and women of amateur radio in the 1910s-1920s, many here in the northwest, and discuss the important work they did in both amateur and commercial broadcasting.
Meeting link:
Meeting ID : 841 8732 5059 Passcode : 988961
Calling all RUSH fans...Halper is credited with discovering the rock band Rush while working as the Music Director at radio station WMMS in Cleveland in 1974. After a Canadian record producer gave her the then-unknown band's album, she played a track called “Working Man” on the air. Listeners started requesting more Rush tracks. Soon, other radio stations began including Rush songs in their playlists, and by late summer of 1974, the band got a U.S. recording contract. As an acknowledgement of her role in their success, the band dedicated their first two albums to Halper. 🙂

Jack Wolfe KI7RMU

Vice President / Net Manager

206-915-3610 (mobile)


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