John Kiesewetter and the End of an Era

December 15, 2014

The forced retirement of John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer marks an end of an era that traces back to the beginnings of broadcasting. John had been at the newspaper since 1975 and was always an enthusiastic supporter of history-minded projects and efforts, including those of Media Heritage. His encouragement... Continue Reading »

Media Heritage's Mike Martini trying out the 1937 Crosley Xervac

Curing baldness in the 1930s

June 21, 2013

Recently, Media Heritage's Mike Martini acquired a 1937, a vintage device promoted as a cure for baldness. Powel Crosley Jr., who was follicly challenged himself, used the device every day. Fred Astaire reportedly had one and it's rumored that George Gershwin used one to ease headaches from his doomed bout... Continue Reading »

Hello and Welcome!

December 21, 2012

Hello and welcome to a new place to visit on the Media Heritage website… our History of Broadcasting Blog. In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated on the endless flow of history as it grows out of the present. We’ll report on the passing of legendary broadcasters but also... Continue Reading »