America’s Got What-Now? In 1953, area finalists in a talent contest would compete on a coast-to-coast broadcast. The local portion was to be broadcast live from the Strand Theater, which was at 110 North Pearl Street. There must be a picture of this old theater somewhere, but today there is not trace of it. It survived into the ’60s, and was located somewhere in the area that is now a parking lot for the First Church on North Pearl Street. WGY was then the powerhouse of local radio (50,000 watts!).
I’d love to find out what the talents were.