Oct. 3, 1908 (Saturday)
LURCHING TOWARD A 24/7 NEWS CYCLE, THE NEW YORK TIMES PLANS TO PROVIDE TWICE DAILY NEWS UPDATES VIA WIRELESS BULLETINS DURING ELECTRICAL SHOW: As part of a broad effort to demonstrate some exciting uses of electricity, wireless telephony and wireless telegraphy at the New York Electrical Show at Madison Square Garden. The show opens tonight. The Times will transmit wireless bulletins from the tower of the Times Building to MSG at 2 and 5 p.m. An article on the front page of today's Times says,
Each bulletin will be a condensation of the news of the day up to the hour of transmission. The news will be received on an instrument in the main exhibit room of the building and later it will be put in type and printed in the daily paper which the managers of the exhibition will publish.
Other exhibits will show other ways that electricity is used: milking cows, hatching chickens and combing horses.
Proceeds from next Thursday's events at the show will go to the Loomis Sanitarium for Poor Consumptives.
You can hear the voice of Thomas Edison speaking at the opening of the electrical show by going here.