December 31, 2005 Quest for Sound curator Jay Allison reviews our year in listener contributions, which all were entered into a database we called "Big Mamma."
December 29, 2005 Loon Call Teaser
December 29, 2005 A remembrance by Brent Runyon about his grandfather, who taught family members how to do a loon call. Brent hasn't been able to master it.
December 24, 2005 Helen Hartness Flanders spent 35 years preserving Vermont's vanishing folk songs. She eventually collected more than 4,000 songs by carrying sound equipment to remote corners of the state -- and by charming residents into singing for her.
December 24, 2005 Over 37 million men and women have served in the armed forces and fought in the major wars this century. They bequeathed us a legacy of recorded sound that captures the breadth of experience of war, as Quest for Sound Curator Jay Allison demonstrates.
December 17, 2005 Bill Hawkins was Cleveland’s first black disc jockey. He was known for a jiving, rhyming style that had influence throught the industry and earned him many imitators. He also had a son he never knew. Lost and Found Sound sends that son -- William Allen Taylor -- back to Cleveland to find out more about his father.
December 10, 2005 Trains with steam engines have vanished in most parts of the country, replaced by diesel. But in parts of West Virginia, sounds of steam locomotive whistles can still be heard. In this edition of Lost and Found Sound, NPR’s Noah Adams said those sounds echo across the landscape like the sound of a century passing.
December 3, 2005 In 1968, when Marika Partridge was 13, her family took a trip around the world, camping and driving much of the way through places like India, Afghanistan, Iran and Kenya. They also made recordings at they went.
November 30, 2005 Frank Conrad essentially invented modern radio by tinkering around in his garage near Pittsburgh. Before him radio transmissions were morse code. But in 1919, he began broadcasting voices and music.
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November 26, 2005 Aimee Semple McPherson - Sister Aimee - was the first modern evangelist to use broadcast media to get out her message. She used radio to reach hundreds of thousands of people. She had a huge influece, and a rapid downful largely caused by a mysterious scandal.
November 24, 2005 One of the first letters sent to Lost and Found Sound came from a listener who told us that no series about the sounds of the 20th century would be complete without the sound of the Pan American Train passing the WSM Radio tower in Nashville. The 10,000 watt station broadcast the sound live each day at 5:08pm - Nashvillians and listeners from all across the South and Midwest set their clocks by the sound.
November 19, 2005 Art Chimes developed an enthusiasm for an obscure 1960s-era satire show called "That Was the Week that Was." He's kept his passion for four decades.
November 5, 2005 In the second part of our story about WHER, the nation's first all-girl radio station, we hear how the station evolved from all-music to a more news and talk driven format, as the world changed around them.
October 29, 2005 They went on-air October 29, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee, and stayed there for 17 more years -- WHER: The First All-Girl Radio Station in The World.
October 22, 2005 When the first transistor radios came on the scene, young boys got a chance to listen to sports whereever they were. In 1960, 8-year-old Jonathan Cuneo used this new gadget to listen to the World Series on a school bus.
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