Back in the Radio Era

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It is hard to imagine a time when we did not have all of the electronic gadgets we have today. When I was young we did not have a TV, so the radio was our only source of broadcast information. We used our imagination to connect the dots when we listened to Lowell Thomas and the news. His broadcasts from all over the world were fascinating to hear. The Lone Ranger and “Hi-O-Silver” came through the speakers and tickled my imagination. Music and religious programming also came across the airwaves.

Today we have information overload. So much so, that many things are only view for a few seconds at most. Music comes through earbuds and blocks out any chance of social interaction.Ā  As I watched the Ken Burns special, The History of Country Music, on PBS, it once again took me back to the Radio era, when music came live across the airwaves and was played on vinyl records. I must be really old!!

Radio Music

Coming through ten inch speakers

Forty-thousand Watts

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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11 thoughts on “Back in the Radio Era

    • Yes, They really are. I have a photo of a big upright radio, similar to the one I used to listen to as a teen. It had tubes and a light up dial and picked up shortwave stations from all over the world!

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  1. My husband has a small collection of records but sadly they are in storage while we’re trying to sell our house. Our record player is quite modern but they are getting more difficult to buy old or new.

    I’d love an old bakelite valve radio for my kitchen but the few I’ve seen don’t work very well.

    Great post!

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