Many Congratulate WMAQ on Birthday
Mullen (former agricultural director):
years ago when WMAQ was established, it was dedicated to the task
of bringing to the people a program service of the highest type.
Throughout the years WMAQ has rigidly adhered to this policy with
the result that the station has won the confidence, respect and
affection of the people of the Middle West. May the next quarter
century of WMAQ's existence bring it even closer to the hearts of
listeners throughout the Middle West. Congratulations WMAQ on a
job well done and congratulations upon a spirit that gives assurance
of a continuation af a high standard of performance established
during the past 25 years.
Gosden and Charles Correll (Amos 'n' Andy):
is with a tug at our heartstrings that we send this message of congratulations
to WMAQ on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. We had the great
opportunity of starting Amos 'n' Andy on WMAQ and of course, the
memories of the first day; of Amos 'n' Andy are still very dear
to us. The splendid cooperation we received from the station and
the Chicago Daily News was very helpful to us in getting off on
the right foot, and to your station we are very grateful. To you
our congratulations not only for the 25th anniversary but for the
splendid job you have done in the field of radio broadcastng.
N. Strotz (former vice president and general manager)
all you beautiful characters have become 25 years of age, which
is something to brag about, particularly in the radio business.
May I take this means of extending to each and every one of you
my sincere congratulations and best wishes for your continued success?
Believe it or not, I really miss all of you and think back many
times to the good old days when I tramped around the 19th and 20th
floors of the Merchandise Mart nursing my ulcers, worrying not only
about the broadcasting business, but---amazing as it may seem to
you---about each and every one of you good people who were helpful
in making Chicago the great success it is and will continue to be.
All of us out here in Hollywood send greetings and kindest regards.
Baker (host of "Take it or Leave it"):
to Baker, 25 years are many to be in the show business without resting.
That's one answer I know. So Take It or Leave It, here are my heartiest
congratulations to WMAQ and my sincere hope that the grand old station
will try for 64.
H. Green (Governor of the State of Illinois):
back through the years, I am aware that WMAQ has continuously kept
abreast of developments in the expanding, dynamic realm of radio.
By its alert progressiveness, as well as by its enterprise in introducing
various notable educational and entertaining features, the station
has helped make broadcasting history. The maintenance and expansion
of this high service is a fine achievement. I am glad indeed to
extend my heartiest congratulations to the entire staff of WMAQ
on this anniversary occasion, and my best wishes for continuing
success and enlarging public usefulness in coming years.
and Marian Jordan (Fibber McGee and Molly):
earliest days in radio and certainly some of our happiest were spent
at good old WMAQ, and although we're many miles away our hearts
are with our many friends there on this 25th birthday of a great
station. Both of us send our heartiest and most sincere felicitations
and best wishes for the glorious future that lies ahead for WMAQ.
O'Flaherty, (Director, Chicago Daily News Foreign Service):
an delighted to be remembered as one of those who took part in the
broadcasts of the 20's over WMAQ. It seems all of 25 years ago that
I heard about the birth of a new radio station with the symbol name
WMAQ. As a matter of fact, it seems more like an eon or a complete
cycle of time. I recall through the mists of time a feeling of pride
in the Chicago venture of 1922. I am glad that the adventure begun
so long ago continues and flourishes. My heartiest congratulations
to WMAQ and its brilliant staff.
C. Kopf (former vice president and general manager):
aggressive far-sighted spirit has for 25 years been a beacon to
American broadcasters. It pioneered practical application of the
highest ideals of public service and radio listeners have benefited.
Your high standards of integrity and enterprise we know will continue
to be a guide of radio for the future as it has since the station
was established. Congratulations.
does not seem as if 25 years has elapsed since WMAQ made its first
broadcast. As I look back I am reminded of many pleasant experiences.
One of the most pleasant, I assure you, concerns the times when,
as a struggling orchestra leader, I was, with your help, trying
to master the art of radio broadcasting. May I congratulate you
on a very useful and successful 25 years? In my opinion WMAQ is
indispensable to the welfare of this community.
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