WDBG's transmitting wavelength of 278 meters corresponds to 1080 kilohertz.
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Star and Sentinel, November 1, 1924, page 1:
LOCAL COLLEGE WILL BROADCAST PUBLIC ADDRESS
Gettysburg College Station Volunteers Use of Radio Equipment and Expert.
All arrangements have been completed for the broadcasting of the Armistice Day address to be delivered here at four o'clock" in the afternoon of November llth, in conjunction with the peace time patriotic demonstration under the auspices of the local American Legion Post.
Arrangements were made with the Gettysburg College Radio Broadcasting station for the use of the apparatus at the school, which will be removed to the speakers stand on Center Square for the afternoon exercises of the Legion's Armistice Day celebration.
It was at first announced that the broadcasting would be in charge of the Third Corps recruiting station, whose apparatus was made available to the Legion some time ago. This was changed, however, when the officials in charge ef the College's broadcasting station volunteered the use of their equipment together with radio man to assist in operating and broadcasting.
This is second time that a public address has ever been broadcast out of Gettysburg and the Legion is fortunate in securing the radio equipment together with a well trained radio expert to assist in broadcasting over the country the address which will be delivered here.
The general committee of the Armistice Day celebration has not definitely settled upon the speaker for the day. Senator Matthew M. Neely, of West Virginia, was selected, but due to a change in plans this information was later revoked.
Senator Pepper of Pennsylvania and Senator Pat Harrison, of Mississippi are now being considered and final announcement will be made within the next few days.
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Times, November 8, 1924, pages 1-2:
HUGE PARADE FEATURES ARMISTICE DAY EVENTS; DETAILS ARE ANNOUNCED
Continuous Round Of Interesting Events To Mark Observance Of Important Day On Patriotic Calendar Tuesday With All Of Adams County Invited To Join In Celebration.
MILITARY BALL TO DRAW LARGE CROWD
Final arrangements for Adams county's peacetime patriotic demonstration and observance of Armistice Day in Gettysburg Tuesday have been announced by the general committee of Albert J. Lentz Post, American Legion, and there is every indication that it will eclipse in every respect any previous local demonstration ever staged in the county.
Address To Be Broadcast
Amplifiers erected on the speaker's stand by the radio committee will make it possible for those on the farthest edge of the throng to hear the address. This is the first time that this modern method of broadcasting has been used in Gettysburg. The arrangements will be completed through the courtesy of the Cumberland Valley Telephone company and the radio broadcasting station of Gettysburg College. Call letters WDBG have been assigned the local station for broadcasting Senator Gore's address.
Dr. Hanson will assume the chairmanship of the exercises after the parade at the conclusion of crowning exercises. Prior to this, Post Commander William G. Weaver will act in the capacity of chairman. Doctor Hanson will introduce Senator Gore.
The address will be broadcast through the College Radio station, E. G. Ports and H. W. Baker will be in charge. Radio fans, unable to be present to hear Senator Gore deliver the Armistice Day address, should tune in on 278 meters.
Community singing will also be one of the numbers on the program at the afternoon exercises.
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Times, November 20, 1924, page 2:
MANY FANS HEAR RADIO PROGRAM
Reports Received From Far West That Armistice Day Radio Program Is Well Received.
The radiocasting of the events of Armistice Day proved a great success and gained favor with many listeners in widely separated parts of the country if reports which have been coming in can be used as means of indication.
The Gettysburg College radiocasting station was used to broadcast the events with call letters WDBG and wavelength of 278 meters. The installation and operation of the transmitting apparatus at the college and of the pickup devices and speech amplifiers at the speakers stand and Naturay Springs Park were largely done by H. W. Baker, of Baker's Battery Service, and E. G. Ports, instructor of physics, Gettysburg College. A large part of the successful transmission by radio of the events of Armistice Day was due to the Cumberland Valley Telephone Company. This company gave two of its best lines over exclusively for use in connecting the transmitting station with the speakers stand and the Natural Springs Park. Special work was done on both lines to fit them for the purpose and the employes of the company did everything in their power to make the thing a success by giving without charge this service.
Reports came in from all sections of the country as far west as Arkansas and Michigan telling how the program and transmission was enjoyed, a great number of the listeners expressing their wishes that the programs be continued.
Thus the step taken by the Legion in having Armistice Day program radiocast accomplished a step in placing not only the Legion before many people but also in placing Gettysburg befure many who may have known of the town only as one which was concerned with the Civil War. Perhaps the initiative taken by the Legion may finally lead to the establishment of a regular radiocasting service from Gettysburg--telling the outside world about Gettysburg and giving it a publicity gained by no other means.