Added to the cost of transferring transcription discs is shipping them to the studio facility, which I imagine wouldn't be cheap; the glass discs used in the mid 1940s are extremely fragile, and just packing them and insuring them would be a pain. The Lilly does have a reel-to-reel player, it's just broken, I was told. It's obviously not a high demand item, so they haven't replaced or fixed it. Someone should donate one to them, if nothing else. On my last visit, I was fortunate enough to have a staff member bring in his personal player, so I was able to hear about half the Eversharp shows. Unfortunately, almost all the Lear Show and numerous other shows are only on reel-to-reel as well. I suppose we should be glad that Welles made sure to keep transcription discs, and that someone preserved them.