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Mary Wood, Cincinnati Post's radio critic

Mary Wood Centennial

January 21, 2014

In a previous post, we mentioned the centennial of the birth of beloved Cincinnati vocalist Ruby Wright but Ruby wasn't the only one to enter the world in January 1914 because on the 19th of that month, Mary Wood was born. For folks outside of Greater Cincinnati, the name might... Continue Reading »

Media Heritage's Mike Martini trying out the 1937 Crosley Xervac

Curing baldness in the 1930s

June 21, 2013

Recently, Media Heritage's Mike Martini acquired a 1937, a vintage device promoted as a cure for baldness. Powel Crosley Jr., who was follicly challenged himself, used the device every day. Fred Astaire reportedly had one and it's rumored that George Gershwin used one to ease headaches from his doomed bout... Continue Reading »

Red Barber legendary Cincinnati Reds Broadcaster

Red Barber (1934-1966)

April 8, 2013

Walter Lanier Barber certainly knew about WLW before he became the Cincinnati Reds announcer in 1934. In fact, “Red” Barber had auditioned several times at the station that boomed into Gainesville, Florida, where he attended the University of Florida and somehow got a job reading news on the school's own... Continue Reading »

Powel Crosley Jr.

Powel Crosley Jr’s “Pinecroft”

December 21, 2012

In 1925, as Powel Crosley’s company became the world’s largest manufacturer of radios, Powel and his wife, Gwen, took a vacation to Europe. The Crosley’s were starting to enjoy the financial fruits of the trendy radio business and the trip provided an opportunity to plan the next venture for the... Continue Reading »