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New York Sun, November 6, 1916, page 7:
AIR WILL BE FULL OF MUSIC TO-NIGHT
First of Series of Wireless Concerts to Be Given by Lee De Forest.
From Toots Paka on the west to Tschaikowsky on the east and from "Die Walkure" to the "Kangaroo Hop," the bull fiddles and the slip horns and the inevitable ukelele will throb to-night through the hot air which has settled over the Atlantic seaboard since the campaign began.
For to-night's the night Lee De Forest, inventor, working hand in hand with the Columbia Graphophone Company, will begin a series of wireless telephone concerts with the aid of graphophone discs supplied by the Columbia firm and the wireless telephone apparatus invented by Dr. De Forest. Within a radius of 200 miles of Manhattan the 2,000--or 2,000,000,000, or whatever the number is--owners of amateur wireless plants may tune in and listen to the band and the singers tum-tee-tumming across the ether.
Dr. De Forest and the Columbia firm gave a wireless telephone concert at the Hotel Astor a week ago last Thursday, the music being sent from the roof of the Columbia firm's manufacturing plant in West Thirty-eighth street to telephone receivers in the Astor. That was the first wireless concert in history, but it was a semi-private affair. When Old Bill Bailey starts to twang his ukelele to-night, however, the ukelele--plus the bull fiddles and slip-horns and vocal hulaballooers--will be setting another record by giving the first public concert by wireless in history.
The technically inclined who wish to "listen in" should be informed that the "wave length" for hearing the music tonight will be 800 meters. Despite the inevitably cataclysmic condition of the United States atmosphere to-morrow night there will be another wireless concert also, the programme to be made up to-morrow night of national airs interlarded with wireless election returns.