Germania Radio Program Marks Jubilee Friday

Germania Radio Program Marks Jubilee Friday

The Silver Jubilee festival of the Germania Broadcast of Chicago, one of the city's oldest foreign language programs, will be held in Orchestra Hall Friday.  The program is heard on WGES at 8:30pm weekdays and at 10:30am Sundays.

Hermann Leopoldi, Viennese composer and entertainers, and Franziska Gaal, film and stage actress, will be featured on the program.  Top radio and operetta stars who have appeared on the Germania Broadcast during the past 25 years will also be heard.

Germania Broadcast which was founded in Chicago was the first Germania radio program in the United States sent by short wave from America to Europe.  The program is noted for helping Chicagoans find work during the depression years through its "Who Will Help?" series, for promoting German art and culture, and for its special conducted tours to Europe for its audience.