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German Program Returns

Nov 22 1964

Deutschland continues to broadcast to OUR TOWN about German radio programs. Marilyn L. Friedel of Germania Broadcast writes, "The Germania Broadcast has returned to the air waves via WCLM-FM [101.9 on your dial] every Sunday from 11am to 1pm.  It is one of the oldest foreign language programs in the United States, and has been a favorite of young and old alike."

Germania Broadcast Celebrated its Eighth Anniversary

Nov 26 1934

The eighth anniversary of the Germania Broadcast, celebrated yesterday afternoon with a concert and followed by a ball at the Marigold Garden, was an event of musical and social significance. Noted men and women artists who have been heard on the program since the Germania radio concerts were begun, participated in the anniversary program. Three conductors took turns at directing, which showed the adaptability of the audience and the capability of the maestros, for the value of the orchestral renditions were unimpaired.

20,000 Expected to Take Part in German Outing

Jul 30 1939

Twenty thousand persons are expected to attend the annual German summer festival today in the picnic grove at Riverview park, sponsored by the "Germania Broadcast," under the direction of William L. Klein. Children will be admitted free. A special children's program will be presented by Bruce Kamman, "Prof. Kaltenmeyer" of "Kaltenmeyer's Kindergarten."

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Hamburg Conductor Named to Direct German Hour

Apr 9 1933

The Germania broadcast, which for six years has presented the concert hour over WIBO at 1 o’clock Sundays, has engaged Siegfried Vollstedt as its new music maestro. Mr. Vollstedt, a newcomer to Chicago, is the son of the late Hamburg composer Robert Vollstedt, whose waltz, “The Jolly Fellow” was chosen by John Philip Sousa to pen the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Mr. Vollstedt conducted the Hamburg opera for many years.


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