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Franklin Malcolm Doolittle (1893 - 1979)

Franklin Malcolm Doolittle
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Died at about age 86 [location unknown]
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Franklin Doolittle was a pioneer in early radio broadcasts, especially using FM format for the radio. He operated WDRC-FM Hartford 4 in the 1920s and 1930s in Connecticut.

Doolittle started in 1919 with manufacturing radios, then moved on to operating radio stations. He invented several devices to assist in the transmitting of radio waves.

Doolittle also secured the first U.S. patents for binaural broadcasting, the forerunner of stereophonic broadcasting.

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Doolittle operated the first commercial FM station W1XPW in 1939 (not 1920's). At times it simulcasted the broadcasts of WDRC. hutchins-1050
posted by R. Hutchins

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