The General Electric International Hour

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.


78607. The General Electric International Hour. February 10, 1937. W2XAF, W2XAD, Schenactady, New York (shortwave stations). Sponsored by: The General Electric Company Of Puerto Rico. A program produced for Latin America by the NBC International Division. The program is in Spanish. The music of Puerto Rico, starting with, "Ay, Marijos." Pleasant orchestral music and a spoken feature about the island of Puerto Rico. A medley of Hawaiian tunes is unexpected. The start of another program following (with Garcia Ortega) is heard on the recording. Rosa Maria del Rios (soprano), Serano (first name unknown, conductor). 64:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

73340. The General Electric International Hour. June 2, 1937. W2XAF, W2XAD (shortwave stations), Schenactady, New York. Sustaining. A program produced for Latin America by the NBC International Division. The program is entirely in Spanish. Baritone Carlos Morelli sings, "Gold and Silver Waltz." A program of classical music and arias, followed by what sounds like another similar program. Carlos Morelli. 1:03:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85122. The General Electric International Hour. September 22, 1937. W2XAF, W2XAD, Schenactady, New York (shortwave). Sustaining. The program is in Spanish, the program was intended for Latin America. It sounds like a musical drama of love and romance. The operetta is called, "La Dolorosa." Serano (conductor, first name unknown), Margarita Cuevo (Cuedo? soprano), Jose Marilla (tenor), Josif Jolavares (? baritone). 58:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85123. The General Electric International Hour. November 3, 1937. W2XAF, W2XAD, Schenactady, New York (shortwave). Sustaining. A program of popular music from Mexico, all announcements are in Spanish. The first selection is, "Tu Mantilla." NBC International greets listeners in Mexico. La Orchestra Internationale General Electric, Los Hermanos Martinez, Chu Chu Martinez, Eric Tucci (conductor). 58:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85124. The General Electric International Hour. November 17, 1937. W2XAF, W2XAD, Schenactady, New York (shortwave). Sustaining. The program is announced in Spanish and Portuguese. The first selection is the overture to, "Norma," by Bellini. John Ingraham (conductor), Aida Donanelli (soprano), John King (piano). 56:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85121. The General Electric International Hour. June 1, 1938. W2XAF, W2XAD, Schenactady, New York (shortwave). Sustaining. A musical program in Brazilian Portuguese, French and other languages. Chimes at the end of the broadcast indicate an NBC International Division origination. The first selection is, "Tabu." Don't miss the orchestral arrangement of, "Dixie." The program was possibly intended for reception in Brazil. John England and His Orchestra (?), John Fink (? pianist), Elsie Houseman (? Houston, sings in Brazilian Portuguese). 61:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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