Presenting Max Dolin



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Max Dolin was the first Music Director at the NBC Pacific Coast Network in San Francisco. In addition to conducting the NBC Orchestra
 and Opera Company, his violin was heard on such programs as the "Shell Happy Time Program" and "Don Amaizo, the Golden Violinist".


Excerpted from "The NBC Pacific Coast Network"
By John F. Schneider


The inaugural program for the NBC Orange Network was held April 5, 1927, less than five months after the first NBC broadcast in New York. The program originated from temporary studios in the Colonial Ballroom of the St. Francis Hotel, as permanent studios in the new Hunter-Dulin Building were not yet ready for occupancy. The program opened with an address by Henry M. Robinson, the Pacific Coast member of the NBC Advisory Board and president of the First National Bank of Los Angeles. Robinson spoke from the studios of KFI in Los Angeles. The program was then turned over to San Francisco for the broadcasts of music by Alfred Hertz and the San Francisco Symphony, and by Max Dolin, the newly-appointed West Coast music director, conducting the National Broadcasting Opera Company.