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Graham McNamee

Graham McNamee (July 10, 1888 – May 9, 1942) was an American radio broadcaster, the medium's most recognized national personality in its first international decade. He originated play-by-play sports broadcasting for which he was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 10th, 1888 (Q16046525), Died May 9th, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Notes: For the 1925 trial, his name appears in Victor ledgers as "Graham, Namee Mc."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 225 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38273 12-in. 6/11/1927 Reception to Charles A. Lindbergh, Washington, D.C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38275 12-in. 6/11/1927 Reception to Charles A. Lindbergh, Washington, D.C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38281 12-in. 6/11/1927 Reception to Charles A. Lindbergh, Washington, D.C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38282 12-in. 6/11/1927 Reception to Charles A. Lindbergh, Washington, D.C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38287 12-in. 6/11/1927 Press Club speeches [Part 3] Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38288 12-in. 6/11/1927 Press Club speeches [Part 4] Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38289 12-in. 6/11/1927 Press Club speeches [Part 5] Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38294 12-in. 6/11/1927 Press Club speeches [Part 1] Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor CVE-38295 12-in. 6/11/1927 Press Club speeches [Part 2] Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor BVE-38955 10-in. 6/18/1927 Actual moments in the reception to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at Washington, D. C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor BVE-39413 10-in. 6/20/1927 Actual moments in the reception to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at Washington, D. C. Graham McNamee Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Victor BVE-46338 10-in. 7/30/1928 Special record for advertising Graham McNamee Talk, with orchestra speaker  
Victor BVE-46339 10-in. 7/30/1928 Special record for advertising Graham McNamee Talk, with orchestra speaker  
Victor MVE-49515 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk; jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and male vocal chorus speaker  
Victor MVE-49516 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Ralph Budd ; George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk; actuality; jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus speaker  
Victor MVE-49517 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel J. B. Campbell ; George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee ; Ernestine Schumann-Heink Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; talk; contralto vocal solo, with piano speaker  
Victor MVE-49520 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Herbert Hoover ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with make vocal solo; talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49522 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and male vocal chorus; talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49523 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49524 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Ralph Budd ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49525 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Ralph Budd ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49526 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Talk; actuality; jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo speaker  
Victor CVE-49530 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Graham McNamee ; Ernestine Schumann-Heink Radio broadcast : Contralto vocal solo, with piano speaker  
Victor CVE-49535 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; talk speaker  
Victor MVE-63212 16-in. 7/14/1930 White hell of Pitz Palu Graham McNamee Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer, with announcing speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 225 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McNamee, Graham," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100445.

McNamee, Graham. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100445.

"McNamee, Graham." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100445

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