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The Fourth NBC Chime: Facts and Urban Legends

Like so many things in life that are familiar to us all, the NBC Chimes are known by everyone, but surrounded by myth and legend, some of it true, some of it with no basis in fact. Another Urban Legend … Continue reading






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“Bong…BONG…bong. The NBC Chimes”: Quick History of an Elegant Solution of Station Identification

Like so many things in life that are familiar to us all, the NBC Chimes are known by every fan of old time radio shows, but surrounded by myth and legend, some of it true, some of it with no … Continue reading






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Chiming the Chimes

The NBC Chimes were the first ever “Audio Trademark” accepted by the US Patent Office. As a trademark, the tones had to be done right. In the early days this was usually accomplished by an announcer tapping out the sequence … Continue reading






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