Bill Bollman with a Voice-o-graph.

Bill Bollman with a Voice-o-graph.

Even though today you can now carry an entire music library in the palm of your hand, musicians and music lovers are bringing back the vinyl LP. Some praise the unique sound quality, but also its beauty as an object, complete with large format cover art, liner notes and lyrics. And a machine known as the Voice O Graph–a novelty booth popular in the 40s and 50s which pressed a sixty second recording on the spot–is also coming back, thanks to one local
collector’s devotion. We explore the revival of vinyl with local experts.

Guests

  • Ally Schweitzer Editor, WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth
  • Eric Astor President and CEO of Furnace MFG
  • William Bollman Patent Attorney; Collector and restorer, Voice-O-Graph machines

Record Booth Letters From Long Ago

Read: Voice-O-Graphs Are The Latest Vintage Craze

A Virginia Company Plans To Open A Vinyl Pressing Plant

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Are Body Cameras Changing Local Police Behaviors?

Monday, Oct 23 2017Police departments across the country are now requiring officers to wear body cameras. But a study released in the District of Columbia found that the camera requirement for officers in D.C. has had no significant effect on reducing complaints against officers or police use of force.

The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.