San Francisco Call, October 31, 1912, page 5:
CORPORATION UNDERTAKES CULTURE BY PHONE WIRE
Service to Be Given in Homes of Patrons
Culture by wire direct to the consumer is the business off the San Francisco Telephone Herald company, incorporated Tuesday with a capital stock of $750,000.
The purpose of the concern is stated to be "the reproduction of general news, musical compositions, opera and other entertainment, sermons and other happenings at stated intervals by day or night." The company also is formed to carry on educational work and lectures by telephone.
The directors are W. H. Dohrmann, J. F. Dohrmann, A. J. Beecher, F. W. Beecher, Thomas R. White, C. E. Youngblood, Rudolph Schlueten, Clarence Eppstein and E. L. Manner.