08 January 2010

On the Air



From the Montreal Gazette on this day in 1936:

'Queen Mary' on the Air
The British Broadcasting Corporation, in co-operation with Cunard White Star,, [sic] will carry nightly broadcasts from the big liner, Queen Mary, when she makes her maiden voyage [pictured - cabin class main dining room] to New York in May. Present arrangements are for a special broadcast to be given at the departure from Southampton, and it is likely that the arrival at New York will also go on the air. In all probability there will be a tie-up with Canadian and American stations.

Many parts of the ship will be wired for microphones. There will be 28 points available.

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