Breaking Walls

Conductor Howard Barlow Talks About CBS's First Night Confusion in 1927

July 12th, 2018

Episode description

Conductor Howard Barlow, who'd later go on to be known as "the voice of Firestone," was conducting in-studio for CBS during their first big broadcast in 1927. In this clip, recorded for Westinghouse's 50th anniversary in 1970, he talks about the in-studio confusion during those early days. Breaking Walls Episode 82 will be on the state and growth of the radio industry during the 1930s and 1940s, and will be available for download beginning on August 1, 2018. Download and subscribe everywhere by searching for "Breaking Walls" or at

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