Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933


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Radio station WMAQ operated by the Chicago Daily News was one of Chicago's earliest radio stations (DN-0084883).  Images from the mid 1920s show WMAQ's broadcast towers atop the Hotel LaSalle (DN-0078564, DN-0078563) and some electronic equipment (DN-0076284, DN-0078881).  WMAQ announcers (DN0079116, DN0079115, DN-0085994) are featured in many images. Also represented are studio personalities such as Russell Pratt (DN-0080965, DN-0088295, DN-0082348); the orchestra (DN-0087325), the Whitney Trio (DN-0081642), and visiting celebrities such as Tom Mix (DN-0087949) and Beatrice Lillie (DN-0085466).  The set often used for performances had walls covered with heavy curtains to help control the quality of the sound (DN-0084882).   Performers on radio were not normally visible to the public, but actors and actresses sometimes posed in costume for the newspaper's photographers (DN-0077756, DN-0077759).   Charles J. Correll and Freeman Gosden were the stars of WMAQ's most famous program, Amos 'n Andy (DN-0088832, DN-0088835).   Like the newspaper, the radio station ran promotions and expressed its social concerns through events. Topsy Turvy Time was a contest for children (DN-0082123, DN-0086510, DN-0087223).   In 1927, WMAQ ran a fund drive for Mississippi flood relief (DN-0083301).
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