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Radios in the 1920's

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Aja Linen

on 13 May 2013

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Radio in the 1920's Radio Shows Radio Show Clips Amos `n Andy: Presidential Election Pepsi Cola Advertisement The Start of Radio Broadcasting The first radio broadcasting station was started in 1922 in Pittsburgh. After that station's success, radio stations began popping up all over America. By the end of 1922, there were over 600 radio stations all across America. Over time radio shows became more sophisticated with carefully put together plots, lively dialog, and masterful soundtracks. As radio became more and more popular, companies took this as an opportunity to gain business. Radio stations began to offer advertising slots to help pay off expenses. Newspaper publishers everywhere feared the radios' success because they were taking away large numbers of their ads. Many newspapers even refused to publish lists of radio programs. The radio also became a good source for gossip, news, and worldly affairs. It was a more inexpensive and convenient way to convey information and ideas, as opposed to the newspaper. Most radio broadcasting started in 1920 when radio signals could be transported with improved clarity, and the idea of public radio started to take hold in America. Radio had a wide variety of shows. The shows ranged from westerns, to soap operas, to detective shows, children's shows, comedies, romances, and even documentaries. The Saint: Hawthorne House Mystery Originally the government had no control over the radio. Actually there wasn't any oversight over radio stations at all. Any and every one could broadcast anything they wanted. It wasn't uncommon for broadcasters' shows to be interrupted by someone else. Howard, Lauren. "1920s Pop Culture." 1920s Pop Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2013. http://1920sgirls.tripod.com/popculture.html
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