Radio station staff, Portland, 1926

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Radio station staff, Portland, 1926

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Written on the back of the photograph is:

"Original staff of WCSH readio, taken at the Congress Square Hotel Studios, Portland, in early 1926.

"Seated, from left, Linwood Pitman, J.D. McDonald, Gwen Marshall and Archie Legro.

"Standing, from left, James Nicholson, William Foss (station manager) and John Fraser.

"Nicholson started Portland radio station WTAJ on August 17, 1923 and ran it out of his radio shop on Exchange Street before turning it over to Manley Haskell in 1925 to go to work for WCSH.

"William Foss walked up Congress Street visiting several department store owners seeking an entrepreneur to help start a radio station.

"Only Henry P. Rines at the Eastland Hotel saw any future in this fledgling business."

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About This Item

  • Title: Radio station staff, Portland, 1926
  • Creation Date: 1926
  • Subject Date: 1926
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Organizations, etc.
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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