Excursions In Sound

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


97709. Excursions In Sound. September 8, 1959. KPEN-FM, Atherton, California. Sponsored by: Audax speakers, Allied Paramount Audio, E-V Wolverine speakers. Test tones are broadcast on the station twice each evening. James Gilbert hosts a program for hi fi enthusiasts. The music of Arthur Lyman is featured; "Bahia." The station is soon getting a Magnecord tape deck to test. The music is scoped. James Gabbert (host). 8:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

97710. Excursions In Sound. September 9, 1959. KPEN-FM, Atherton, California. Sponsored by: Allied Paramount Audio. The winner of the Custom Fidelity Recording Challenge is played. A Stan Freberg record (interview with writer of Chinese fortune cookies) is heard. A recording of a factory steam whistle is played. Scoped. James Gabbert (host). 10:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

97750. Excursions In Sound. November 15, 1959. KPEN-FM, Atherton, California. Sponsored by: Alco-Paramount Audio, Sony Stereocorder 300 ("The Ultimate"). Also sponsored by ESL Speakers, Easy Davis (?) Chevrolet, The San Francisco Chronicle. 10:00 P.M. The program starts with a 200 cps test tone. The first record is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Albert White and His Orchestra. Athur Lyman and Martin Denny duke it out in "hi fi." Host James Gabbert "checks thing out" by transmitting 10 kc and 15 kc tones. James Gabbert. 44:44. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

97746. Excursions In Sound. December 15, 1960. KPEN-FM, Atherton, California. Sponsored by: Alco-Paramount Audio, Sony Superscope Tape Records. The program begins with a 40 cps test tone, followed by a record by the Limelighters. Which is the best of the "high fidelity" labels? James Gbbert votes for Columbia records. The music is scoped. James Gabbert. 22:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97747. Excursions In Sound. 1962. KPEN-FM, Atherton, California. Sponsored by: Alco-Paramount Audio, Pilot FM Tuner/Receivers. The program starts with a 1000 cps test tone. The program is described as, "An Excursion In Stereo." The first record is of a German Calliope. Live folk music is heard from studio B, scoped. The audio chain in the station is described: ADC cartridge, Pickering SFX 601, QRK turntable, a PR-10 Ampex, an REL microwave to a Western Electronic transmitter using Eimac tubes. The story of how the station was built makes fascinating listening. James Gabbert. 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 5 programs.