PROCTOR - Quality Goes in Before the Name Goes ON"...

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l 8-S-463 Quality Goes in Before the Name Goes ON” When Radio was the king of entertainment and information the sounds of “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men”…,”Up Up and Away”… “Hi Oh Silver, Away” could signal the start of a glorious journey of imagination. The golden age of the radio was a time when radio was dominant and the airwaves were filled with a assortment of radio genres. In fact, according to a 1947 C. E. Hooper survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners (Hawes). The entertainment was live, loved and often kept listeners on the edges of their seats. In 1941 Zenith introduced the 8-S-436 Console Radio. At the time of its introduction it was considered to be the epitome of technology and Zenith considered it to be the best radio it had ever made (Turney). The Model 8-S-436 is an eight-tube three-band all-wave superheterodyne and was referred to in Zenith advertising as the "Super 8" A superheterodyne radio receiver creates a beat frequency that is lower than the original signal (Savard). The superheterodyne receiver was invented by Edwin. H Armstrong and was used to give the Zenith 8-S-436 the ability to bring in distant and local stations. I spoke with my favorite aunt, Anita Wyatt, on the subject of the radio. She is only three years older than I am and we spent our preschool years together in my grandmother’s home. Her
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course ENGL 1200 taught by Professor Dr.rook during the Spring '07 term at East Carolina University .

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PROCTOR - Quality Goes in Before the Name Goes ON"...

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