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Beginnings of Radio in Grove City

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Beginnings of Radio in Grove City Marker
Inscription.  

Physics Professor H.W. Harmon installed radio equipment in 1913 at Grove City College.
On April 26, 1920, the first radio telephone broadcast was beamed over its station
WSAJ by President W.C. Ketler to the New Castle Rotary Club. It preceded
Pittsburgh's KDKA broadcast by 6 months.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and the Burdick Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1920.
 
Location. 41° 9.602′ N, 80° 5.192′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grove City National Boys and Girls Purebred Calf Club (here, next to this marker); History of Burdicks Men’s Clothing Store (here, next to this marker); "Here's Howe" (a few steps from this marker); "The Voice of Grove City" (a few
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
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steps from this marker); Pine Grove Normal Academy (a few steps from this marker); Susan Eccles O'Kane (a few steps from this marker); Incorporation of Grove City Borough (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Simpson Guinnip (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. Grove City College Radio Marks a Century on Air (2020). (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. WSAJ History. (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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