Lee DeForest Operates 6XC

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Lee DeForest operated his station 6XC from the California Theater (below) at Fourth and Market Streets from April, 1920 to November, 1921. He had previously operated this equipment at his broadcasting station in New York. At left, he is shown demonstrating his 500 watt transmitter to entertainer Mary White.  At right, soprano Ruth Phipps sings over the station.

In late 1921, the transmitter was moved to Oakland and 6XC became KZY, the Rock Ridge Station.

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