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post Mar 30 2011, 05:20 AM
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Radio Dismuke is pleased to announce the eleventh semi-annual Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast hosted by Kurt Nauck, owner of Nauck's Vintage Records, the world's largest and most prestigious auction house of rare and collectible vintage records.

For these special broadcasts, Kurt generously makes all of the nearly 10,000 vintage records in his current auction available for the program. During the broadcast, Radio Dismuke will depart from its strictly 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz format and play recordings from just about every musical genre imaginable from the dawn of commercial recorded sound in the 1890s through the end of the 78 rpm era in the late 1950s. Many of the records in the auction are extremely rare and the vast majority have never been reissued in modern formats.

One of the things that is special about the broadcast is that it will provide listeners a rare opportunity to hear very early cylinder records played through Kurt's Archeophone - a modern, electrical playback device designed specifically for the reproduction and preservation of vintage cylinder records. Because an Archeophone costs over $24,000 owning one is beyond the financial reach of the vast majority of private collectors and they are usually found in institutions such as sound archives and national libraries. You, however, will have the privilege of listening to one during the broadcast. Late 19th century wax cylinder records are especially fascinating because very frequently they are the last surviving copies of the recorded performance.

In addition to vintage cylinders and conventional 78 rpm discs, there are other vintage formats in the auction as well including Edison diamond discs, radio transcription disc, picture records and cardboard Hit of the Week records. Radio Dismuke listeners have the opportunity to hear recordings from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from jazz and dance band music to classical, opera, blues, country and even early rock and roll.

The broadcast will be slightly over 8 hours in length. The first 7 hours will be devoted to vintage 78 rpm, 80 rpm and cylinder recordings from the auction catalog. Following that will be a special 8th hour featuring a variety of "instantaneous recording" from the auction catalog. "Instantaneous recordings" are records that are cut directly on to record surface rather than pressed from a master recording. Examples of instantaneous recordings include radio air checks, home recordings, and record company tests.

For the Spring 2011 broadcast, we will be continue with the continuous rotation schedule format which has been well received for previous broadcasts. The program will start Saturday April 2 at 11:00 AM Central Time in the United States and will continuously repeat all day April 2 and April 3. The program will be aired again starting at 8:00 AM Central Time in the United States on Saturday April 9 and will continuously repeat all day. Because these broadcasts are several hours in length, listeners with schedule commitments may not be able to listen all the way through to any given broadcast. This "continuous loop" format should provides opportunities for those who miss portions of the broadcast on one airing to be able to catch the rest on a subsequent airing.

The Nauck broadcasts provide a unique opportunity to hear some extremely rare and historic recordings - a good number of which have not been available to a public audience in many decades. It is another example of how Internet radio is able to provide to a worldwide audience highly specialized, quality programing that traditional media outlets are simply not able or willing to take on.

For more information visit the Radio Dismuke website at http://RadioDismuke.com


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