A friend of greberadio.com contributed this picture of the new Grebe Radio factory from Radio News, September, 1922. Notice the Grebe Radio delivery truck off to the right.

Grebe Radio Factory, Richmond Hill, Long Island, N.Y., September, 1922

On August 12, 2004 an honorary plaque was placed on the factory building by the Richmond Hill Historical Society. The building is now used as part of the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Grebe Factory Plaque Dedication, 2004

Present for the dedication were Nancy Cataldi, President of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, Alfred H. Grebe’s son, Alfred H. Grebe, Jr. (second from left), and grandson, George D. Meier (third from left), and Bruce J. Flanz Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center standing in front of the new plaque mounted on the old Grebe Radio factory building.

The text of the commemorative plaque reads:

 

GREBE RADIO FACTORY

AND

BROADCASTING STATION

ERECTED IN 1922 BY ALFRED H. GREBE (1895-1935)

RADIO DESIGNER, MANUFACTURER AND BROADCASTING PIONEER

GREBE RADIOS MANUFACTURED HERE WERE DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE. WAHG AND WBOQ BROADCASTING STATIONS OPERATED HERE IN 1924. ON NOVEMBER 1, 1926, WAHG BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL STATIONS UNDER THE NAME WABC WITH ALFRED GREBE AS FOUNDER OF THE ATLANTIC BROADCASTING COMPANY. IN 1928 IT BECAME THE FLAGSHIP STATION OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM – CBS.

“HE LOOKED TO THE FUTURE WHEN FASCINATED BY WHAT WAS CALLED RADIO AND DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO IT”

CBS MEMORIAL TRIBUTE – 1935

THE RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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