THE present article by Mr. Perry is one of the most important because it gives a complete list of all the present broadcasting stations throughout the country. Things are moving so rapidly in Radio of late that it becomes almost impossible to keep up with the trend.
It is of course no news to anyone that at present Radio companies, be they manufacturers, dealers, or jobbers, are springing up by the dozen over night; but it will come as a surprise to even the wise ones that there are now over seventy broadcasting radio telephone stations throughout the country, and new ones are being added almost every week. It seems that the Radio interests have awakened to the fact that a broadcasting station on top of their roof will pay for itself within 48 hours.
And we are only at the very beginning of things. Thus, for instance, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is now erecting in New York City, the most powerful broadcasting radio telephone station in the country. And for what purpose do you think they are doing it? To rent out the station!
In other words, within a month from the date this is written, the advertising manager of a big New York department store may reach for his desk telephone, and talk over the new broadcasting station to several hundred thousand people, giving them the latest prices and sales talk from gold fish to pianos. He need not leave his desk, as his telephone through "Central" will be connected to the broadcasting station. Thence his voice will be connected with the Radio transmitter to be hurled out into space. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company will hire out their station to anyone who wishes to rent it for any length of time, day or night. This may seem nothing but a stunt to us, but it is the coming thing. It merely goes to show what a tremendous grip the Radio telephone has upon the popular imagination to-day.--EDITOR.