Chicago radio in the 1920's
Date: June 14, 2014 11:38PM
Hello, I am a new member, and I thank you for this great site, and this forum. I am researching my ancestry, specifically, my great uncle, Frank G. Morris, who was a performer on WTAS out of Elgin in the mid 1920's. He also performed on other Chicago radio stations, but was a regular on WTAS. While with them, he recorded two sides on the Paramount label for the station..side A is "The Old Brown Pants", and side B is "Stand Up and Sing for Your Father", a link to which you will find below. He had a beautiful Irish tenor voice. I am lucky to have a copy of this record, but I am wondering if anyone here is an old time radio buff, and might know whether any recordings might have been made of radio programming in the 20's. Frank Morris was at WTAS until September of 1925, when he died of diabetes at the young age of 31. I have become a bit obsessed with finding out more about him, archival recordings, photos, news clippings, etc., and have hit a wall. Any info or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading.