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Harmonica Lads on WLW

Some 70 years ago on February 22 1937, powerful Cincinnati radio station WLW promoted the Harmonica Lads via the Crosley Radio News Service. This weekly picture service for radio editors featured performers on the Crosley stations: 500kw WLW 'the Nation's Station', sister station WSAI and experimental shortwave station W8XAL.

Top Row [L-R] are Saul Weber, Will Diederich, Carl Freed, Mickey Rizzo and Dom Marches. Below are Michael Cugley [L] and Byron Bouchard [R].

radio history image of the Harmonica Lads on WLW

© Eric Shackle Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.

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