They received "telegrams, letters and newspapers from scores of cities." apparently on that night reception was possible as far west as Terre Haute. Albany had notified many other Chamber of Commerce groups of the broadcast and many sent notices confirming reception."More than 1,100 members and friends of the Chamber of Commerce gathered in beautiful Chancellors' Hall in Albany to hear the speakers, musicians and other participants in the program at the radio broadcasting station of the General Electric Company in Schenectady (WGY). The audience was therefore assembled about twenty miles from the performers. The program consisted of piano, violin and soprano solos, followed by a radio telephone speech delivered by Roy S. Smith, Executive Manager, Albany Chamber of Commerce."
The broadcast included a speech by Chamber of Commerce President Roy Smith titled "The Forces That Build Cities" which was described as a "short outline of chamber of commerce work." I'm sure it was riveting. then in an even more novel move, they followed that broadcast with a stunt on April 26th. To launch their membership drive, they employed a Fokker airplane to carry Mr. Smith—flying 2,500 feet over Albany to make a broadcast from the air. It was reported that it was heard over a 200 mile radius of Albany. Since the aircraft was equipped to send and receive, at the conclusion of the program they began receiving messages one from as far away as Newark, NJ. It is unknown if all this actually increased membership.