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New York City Area Radio Station Celebrates New Powerful Transmitter in 1935

By the mid-1930s, radio had become an important and exciting means of entertainment and communication. The soundtrack is an excerpt from radio station WOR's celebration of its increase in power to 50,000 watts. The station was licensed in New Jersey at the time but served the New York City area. Its celebration included President Roosevelt pressing a button in the White House to turn on the new transmitter and a concert at Carnegie Hall.
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