Bands and musicians

Bios and stories about the artists we feature

FTV: R.A.Fessenden

      In 1911, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was fired from his own company.  The Canadian born, largely self-educated scientist had finally exhausted the patience of his Pittsburgh based investors who had bankrolled his experiments in radiotelephony.  The National Electrical Signalling Company (NESCO) had succeeded in demonstrating the concept of wireless radio broadcasting in December of 1906, […]

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FTV: Voice Lessons

      My mother has always loved to sing and even at age 93, she is unhappy when her Troubadour singing group fails to meet.  The Troubadours are a group at her residence (Brookridge Heights in Marquette) that gather on Sundays to sing and on the occasions when they don’t meet, she is always disappointed.  It […]

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FTV: Man on the Run

      “I hit the bottle,” he admits.  “I hit the substances.”  He was eaten up with anger – at himself, at the outside world.  He could describe it only as a barrelling, empty feeling rolling across his soul.     The excerpt above could be applied to any number of people down on their luck.  Paul McCartney […]

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