I wasn’t there: Indians-Senators, 1939


A coworker of mine has what might be described as a throwback blog called Cladrite Radio and today he wrote about a somewhat recent posting of the full-day audio archives from Sept. 21, 1939, of WJSV in Washington, D.C. I think the most apt description of these recordings is an audio time machine.

What stood out to me for the purposes of this post are at the 4 p.m. and 5:45 timestamps — at 4 is most of a broadcast of the Indians-Senators game from that day (Spoiler alert: don’t click on the link if you don’t want to know who wins! The broadcast picks up in the fourth inning and continues through the end of the game in Part 12.) and 105 minutes later is a sports report. I haven’t listened all the way through (yet), but if you’re so inclined, the ballgame at 4 p.m. starts at the beginning of Part 11 and the sports report is just about at the 46-minute mark of Part 12.

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