[Ads-l] hot mike/mic

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jan 25 14:28:57 EST 2022

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 01:55:46PM -0500, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> Can anyone find anything earlier? An Internet Archive search suggests it
> may be in the Oct.  1929 issue of National Radio News, but that item is
> currently unavailable:
> https://archive.org/search.php?query=%22hot+mike%22&sin=TXT&and[]=year%3A%221929%22
> https://archive.org/details/NRNV02N03Oct29/NRN_V02_N03_Oct29
> I don't see "hot mike" skimming through the PDF for that issue here:
> https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-National-Radio-News/NRN-1929-10.pdf


This is an OCR error. The scanned text is found on p. 8, column 2 of that issue, and actually reads "Do not make too direct camparisons [sic] as they often lead to arguments, and arguments do not make friends or sales."

So the text reads "not make", not "hot mike".

Jesse Sheidlower

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