Sandusky (Ohio) Register, March 5, 1921, page 7:
NO WIRELESS PHONE REPORT FROM CAPITAL
A radio party scheduled for Friday night at the high auditorium when President Harding's inauguration speech was to have been transmitted to interested Sanduskians by wireless telephone, was called off when plans for transmitting the message were somehow interrupted at Washington.
Announcement was made recently that a phonograph record of Harding's speech would be taken and the speech transmitted to wireless telephone operators Thursday night. Information was sent to wireless operators at Sandusky and elsewhere a few nights ago, however, by the naval department that there would be no wireless telephone party.
So no arrangements were made at Washington to transmit the speech or doings at the inauguration by wireless telephone. Leslie Wilcox, who possesses a wireless telephone outfit at his home here, listened in on the wire Thursday afternoon and thought he caught fragments of Harding's speech and following the speech heard band music coming over the wire.
He had his instrument tuned at 600 meters to catch "commercial stuff" and it is hardly likely, other wireless amateurs think, that he could have caught the Washington station. Ordinarily the instruments here are set at a scale off 1,800 meters to reach Washington. Other operators believe that Wilcox "picked up the words and band music" from the experiment station at Pittsburgh.
Wilcox, however, says that he did not recognize the station call although he is familiar with all of them. Since there were no wireless instruments arranged at Washington to take the speech, it would of course have been impossible to pick it up by any wireless here.