Retroist Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Podcast

Retroist Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Podcast. This week’s podcast is a little early and is all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade I talk about the history of the parades, its broadcast and of course the various balloons that we see every year. We have a nice treat this week. We have audio from the Retroist Broadcasting Archive on their disastrous attempt at broadcasting at the parade.

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Retroist Broadcasting Company (RBC) Archive from Late 1928

In the mid 1920 my great-great Uncle Jack inherited the radio Station WRBC in central New Jersey and used it to launch the Retroist Broadcasting Company. The station was not a huge financial success, but it had a dedicated audience.

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About a year ago I was cleaning out the attic at my family home and stumbled across a box of recordings from the time and I have been painstakingly digitizing and restoring them. I know the audio quality is a little iffy, but I promise it will get better with time. So now sit back, relax and prepare to be transported back in time. Today’s broadcast is from late 1928 and has some music by Paul Whiteman and the Rhythm Boy as presented by St. James St Croix , some great news presented by “The Voice of Central New Jersey” Beaumont Scott and a travelogue by Travelin’ Jack.

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    News From the Archives of the Retroist Broadcasting Company (RBC)

    In the mid 1920 my great-great Uncle Jack inherited the radio Station WRBC in central New Jersey and used it to launch the Retroist Broadcasting Company. The station was not a huge financial success, but it had a dedicated audience.

    RBC Logo

    About a year ago I was cleaning out the attic at my family home and stumbled across a box of recordings from the time and I have been painstakingly digitizing and restoring them. I know the audio quality is a little iffy, but I promise it will get better with time. So now sit back, relax and prepare to be transported back in time. The year is 1929 and the RBC News Break is on the air…

    This first show is dedicated to James “Travelin’ Jack” Retroist
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