August 20 National Radio Day

Can you imagine a world without the radio? Okay, so we use it less today than we used to but it still is a viable medium for reporting the news and entertainment. The radio has been around since the late 1800’s, after the telegraph and telephone were put into daily use, which makes sense if you stop and think about it. So many people claim to have invented it that I am not going to get into that. It probably was invented by a number of different people in a number of different areas, any of which could claim being the first. It has been controversial in the past as well with such things as Orson Wells “War of the Worlds” where people listened to his story about an alien invasion, andmany believing it was true. The results were not good. Today the radio spends most time being used in our cars and considering how much time we spend there, it’s still operating strong.

How to celebrate – Listen to your radio! Create your own radio show. Remember your life experiences that included listening to the radio.