Music: Wired Music

Telephone companies have other uses for their wires besides letting you use them to keep in touch with your friends. They lease them to burglar alarm, news and stock-ticker companies. When a convention or concert is to be broadcast from a hall, it is often sent over a leased telephone wire to a radio studio, thence sent out over the air. Because it is easy to transmit music by wire, with a loudspeaker at the receiving end to amplify it, it occurred to Robert Miller, onetime engineer for Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.,...

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