It’s National Radio Day!

Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.
Casey Kasem

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention.

I remember when I was young carrying my transistor radio with me. Room-to-room inside the house and taking it with me outside the house when I was doing chores or lying in the sun. It was important to have a great sounding radio in the car when I was 16. I remember being able to pick up radio stations late at night from a far off city or state when the weather was just right. I think my favorite thing was listening to radio shows at night the were all stories. Like a soap opera or a mystery.

Here are some songs about the radio:

Old time radio shows:

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