Autograph Note Signed

NOTE SIGNED by AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER J. ANDREW WHITE Dempsey Tunney

NOTE SIGNED by AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER J. ANDREW WHITE Dempsey Tunney

NOTE SIGNED by AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER J. ANDREW WHITE Dempsey Tunney
AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY "AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER" J. ANDREW WHITE, referring to the Dempsey-Tunney fight and the "Cave of the Winds" at Niagara Falls.

[Niagara Falls State Park], June 10, 1927. Over 17 words penned in ink on a 4-1/4 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide sheet of light blue paper from an autograph album. Andrew White, who had previously broadcast the " Battle of the Century" between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier in 1921 becoming America's first sportscaster, here refers to his 1926 broadcast of the Dempsey-Tunney fight and the "Cave of the Winds" at Niagara Falls: "'All wet' at the Dempsey-Tunney Fight and the same today at the Cave of the Winds".

Andrew White" and dated "June 10, 1927. There is a light diagonal crease across the page and perforation along the left edge. The founder and editor of " The Wireless Age ", J. Andrew White played a significant role in radio history.

In 1921 White became America's first sportscaster when, inspired by Julius Hopp's brilliant idea, he broadcast the Dempsey-Carpentier fight. It was the most celebrated experimental broadcast in U. Radio history, setting the stage for the future of sportscasting. Apparently, during that broadcast, White's fruitless attempt to signal for water was subsequently dubbed the "water bottle incident" by Sarnoff. White went on to broadcast the September 23, 1926 Dempsey-Tunney fight, reaching 30 million listeners, and helped found the CBS radio chain in 1927. I UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE ABOVE AUTOGRAPH! All items are guaranteed authentic and as described. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Sports".

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  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Autograph Authentication: Blue Mountain Books and Manuscripts, Ltd
  • Autographed Item: album page
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Signed by: J. Andrew White
  • Sport: Boxing


NOTE SIGNED by AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER J. ANDREW WHITE Dempsey Tunney