WANN Remote Ready Box

This 1950s era remote ready box from Annapolis, Maryland radio station WANN contained everything that was needed for remote radio broadcasts “on location.” The box is stenciled with the station’s call letters and contained a black rotary phone, Raytheon transformer box, Serial #324 Model RR-30, and miscellaneous cords, cables, tools, and phone input boxes. On-location radio broadcasts have been used since the 1950s to appeal to audiences and increase the radio station’s marketing potential.
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overall: 11 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in x 10 in; 29.21 cm x 44.45 cm x 25.4 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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