August 26, 1939 : The NBC Symphony Debuts in Arch Oboler's Plays

August 26, 1939: Arch Oboler's Plays presented the NBC Symphony as the musical backdrop for the drama, "This Lonely Heart."

The NBC Symphony orchestra served as a house orchestra for the network that lasted for 17 years from 1937 until 1954. It was especially created by National Broadcasting Company's David Sarnoff for the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini.