Radio Snapshot: Glesby Avenue [Gospel] Quartet (circa 1942)

An interesting and historic curio from the early days of Knoxville radio. Someone using an early home disc recorder was obviously interested in capturing a radio broadcast featuring the performance of a local gospel group. There must have been extra space at the end of the disc, as the recording continues with our home recording engineer twisting the AM dial from one end of the radio to the other, unknowingly capturing for history fragments of sound from various stations along the way. A great audio "snapshot" of the state of radio broadcasting during the 1940s. Courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound For more on TAMIS, read "Reel History: the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound," by Jack Neely (2006).

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