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Local history: Eerie voice in sky greets Akron in 1927
The Pilgrim, Goodyear's first commercial, helium-filled airship, was 110 feet long and 32 feet in diameter with a gas capacity of 56,000 cubic feet. It debuted in 1925. (Beacon Journal file photo)
Radio announcer Graham McNamee (1888-1942) made world history over Akron on Sept. 23, 1927, as the first man to broadcast from an airship. (LIbrary of Congress)