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First Airing of Walter Winchell on the Radio (May 12, 1930)
May 12, 1930

Moment 49: First Airing of Walter Winchell on the Radio

Operating a telegraph key to accent his dramatic, fast-paced style of newscasting, news personality Walter Winchell gave his listeners the “inside story” during the 1930s and ‘40s.

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