Postcard Quebec St Anne Basilica St Patrick Chapel Wjas Radio Pittsburgh Pa 30's For Sale
Postcard, Standard size, showing"Chapel of St. Patrick, built at St. Anne Shrine, Canada, by Friends of Rev. James R. Cox, Sister Mary John and Radio Station W.J.A.S. [Pittsburgh, PA]." Unused. Upper right corner has been bent. Other corners very slightly bumped. A couple of letters and a number written on the back of the card, but the card is not addressed nor is it postally used. Circa 1930s.
About Rev. James R. Cox: He was a pastor of St. Patrick -St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Pittsburgh, PA.In the 1920's, one of Saint Patrick’s priests, Father James R. Cox, worked tirelessly to help his parish "live their faith." In the 1920's Father James R. Cox broadcast Mass over WJAS radio from Old St. Patrick's Church in the Strip District. According to accounts of that period, WJAS was not doing well. Commercial revenues were down and local competition was strong. Soon after Father Cox started broadcasting the Mass each day, there seemed to be a change in the fortunes of the station as reported by those who followed local business trends. Whether the turnaround could be credited to the broadcasts of Father Cox is not known. WJAS from that time on enjoyed a period of progress and improvement as the CBS outlet in Pittsburgh.Father Cox is claimed to be the first priest to say Mass on an airplane. Duringthe Great Depression of the 1930's, he was renowned for his work with the unemployed.
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Postcard Quebec St Anne Basilica St Patrick Chapel Wjas Radio Pittsburgh Pa 30's: $15