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Wilkinsburg in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank Conrad

(1874-1941)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
1. Frank Conrad Marker
Inscription. At his garage workshop here in 1919-1920, Conrad made broadcasts over his amateur station 8XK, which introduced the concept of commercial radio and led to the start of KDKA. For 37 years a Westinghouse engineer, he held over 200 patents.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.749′ N, 79° 53.487′ W. Marker is in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 8) and South Trenton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Penn Avenue. Click for map. Marker has been reinstalled one block east of its original location. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Linwood Apartments (approx. 1.1 miles away); William "Billy" Strayhorn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jane Grey Swisshelm (approx. 1.2 miles away); National Negro Opera Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forbes Road, 1758 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mary Lou Williams (approx. 1.4 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Related markers.
Frank Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
2. Frank Conrad Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Frank Conrad. Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. New York Times Obituary for Frank Conrad. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsEntertainment
 
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3. Frank Conrad
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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