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100 Years Ago

Broadcasting Reaches 30 States

Herald of Feb. 8, 1924

The first three weeks of broadcasting from Penn State radio station WPAB indicated the programs had been heard on radios over 1,000 miles away and in more than 30 states. The program contents were made up of musical numbers by students and faculty and 10 minute talks three nights each week.

Altoona merchants secured extra clerks and arranged for a community restroom in a church for shoppers to attend the one-day community dollar day sale.

All departments of the Altoona railroad shops went full-time for 48 hours per week, after working on a 40-hour basis since an 11-day s...


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