Archive for November 2nd, 2013

“THE VOICE’’, JAY BLACK, IS 75 TODAY

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Jay Black (David Blatt)

A Brooklyn native, Jay was the lead singer of the band “Jay and the Americans in
the 1960s.
The band had numerous hits including "Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit
Closer
", and  "This Magic Moment". 

As the result of mounting debts, Black sold his ownership of the name "Jay and the 
Americans" to Sandy Deanne, Black’s former band mate and original member of 
the group, for $100,000 in 2006. Black now performs solely under his stage name. 

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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          Mike Gracia

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BURT LANCASTER’S BIRTHDAY

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Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994)

Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once for
his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that
performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and
Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the
most successful independent production company in Hollywood in the 1950s,
making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of
Success
(1957). He was named 19th among the greatest male stars of all
time by the American Film Institute in 1999.

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Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry

 

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BROADCASTING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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Dr. Frank Conrad (above), assistant chief engineer of Westinghouse Electric, developed the technology that made KDKA Radio possible. He constructed a transmitter and installed it in a garage near his home in 1916. The station was licensed originally as 8XK with a power of 100 watts.

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A makeshift studio located in a shack atop one of the Westinghouse Electric buildings in East Pittsburgh. 

On Tuesday, November 2, 1920, election night, four men (pictured above) compiled election returns received via wired-telephone from the newsroom at the Pittsburgh
Post newspaper. It is estimated that between 500 and 1000 listeners heard this
broadcast of the world’s first commercial radio station.

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Harold W. Arlin, first full-time KDKA announcer

 

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