No Radio for baseball games Scranton 1936
No Radio; No Amplifiers OFFICIALS of the Miners have clamped down firmly against broadcasting Scranton's home games. Hereafter Hereafter those interested in the Miners either will have to see the games themselves or read about them in the newspapers. newspapers. For some time an agreement had been in force whereby whereby a Wilkes - Barre station broadcast games at Athletic Pzxk between the Miners and the Barons. The broadcasting broadcasting was done from the press box. Last Sunday the Miners refused to permit the broadcast, pointing out it hurt the attendance. Intent on carrying out his plans, the radio operator rented a rooftop opposite Catholic Club Field. There, almost two blocks from home plate, he tried to describe the game. The roof rental cost $5; expenses of equipping the station on the roof cost much more. Future broadcasts at Athletic Park, it was said, have been cancelled. cancelled. Megaphoning of announcements at Athletic Park, incidentally, has returned. The loud speaker system, with the operator in the Miners' dugout, lay under water in the clubhouse during the March floods. The instruments rusted. Further exposure to the elements during the first., month of the season ruined them. Now Vince McGouldrick makes the announcements without the aid of amplifiers other than his own vocal cords.