Prospective Announcers Have Chance To Try Out Vocal Chords Tomorrow
Candidates Need No Experience In Announcing to Join New Crimson Network
Potential Ted Husings and Milton Crosses will have the chance to face a battery of mikes tomorrow evening fom 7 to 9 o'clock when the Crimson Radio Network holds its competition for announcers.
With its programs due on the air April 15. Harvard's first radio station offers undergraduates an opportunity to use their vocal chords in four ways: as classical music commentators, jazz commentators, news analysts and station announcers.
Experience Not Necessary
Men who have already proved themselves in debating societies, glee clubs or drama leagues will find themselves particularly adapted to the airwaves. Experience, however, is not a necessity, as the microphone produces starting changes, and a Ned Sparks will often find himself transformed into a William Jennings Bryan.
The organization of the Crimson Network is the result of a growing movement among college to develop high standards in broadcasting. Started first at Brown four years ago, the "wired-network" has spread to such an extent that during February an Intercollegiate Broadcasting System was founded.
The idea was first brought to Harvard by Kenneth Richter '43 and Lawrence Lader '41, who became Coordinating Secretary and Program Director when the CRIMSON decided to back the station.
As Executive Editor of the CRIMSON. William W. Tyng '41 is ex-officio Chairman and Charles W. Oliphant '41 is Technical Director. On Oliphant's staff are Gordon McConch '41, Technical Engineer, and Charles W. Davis '41, Production Engineer. Members of the Program staff are William F. Braden '41 and Nelson R. Gidding '41.