Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8, 1924: The First Political Convention Report of Graham McNamee

June 8, 1924: Graham Mc Namee reported political convention for the first time on radio. The convention was  Republican National Convention that aired from Cleveland, OH.

Graham McNamee (July 10, 1888 - May 9, 1942) was an important person in  American radio broadcast history.  He started his career from WEAF. He has got various on-air duty during his career at WEAF such as sports event commentary, host of national political conventions, presidential inaugurations and the arrival of aviator. Later that year, McNamee was featured on the cover of Time (October 3, 1927) and appeared on the broadcast, Behind the Mike.

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