KPO's First Studio and Transmitter, 1922

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This view shows radio station KPO as built by Joe Martineau on the sixth floor of Hale Brothers' Department Store in 1922. A piano and a phonograph were provided as a source of program material. The transmitter is the large black panel in the rear, and a light bulb above it indicated when the station was on the air. To the right of the transmitter is a carbon announce microphone and a Westinghouse RC receiver, which was used to monitor for ships in distress.

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