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National Radio Day

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

National Radio Day

When : Always August 20th

National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium.

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.

Celebrating National Radio Day is easy listening. Simply tune into your favorite radio stations(s). You could also give your local radio personalities a little recognition.

The Origin of National Radio Day:
We found some evidence on blogs and radio station websites suggesting that this is a more recently established holiday, dating only to the 1990s. Radio station personnel, in a number of radio stations, began talking about creating their own holiday. After all, they frequently promoted bizarre and unique holidays of all kinds. From these conversations, this special day took on life.

Our research did not find a identify an individual or group having created this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LITTLEWIND53 8/20/2014 11:04PM

    I grew up in a small isolated town that did not have TV, and the radio reception only came in after 10 pm when all the big city radio stations were allowed to boost their output. That meant I didn't get to listen to it very often, but oh the joy when I was allowed to stay up late..... I mean, they had music in that little box..... lol

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 8:00PM

    Thanks for the information! I'd be lost w/o my radio! Listen to NPR all the time. Thank goodness for that.

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MARTYLYNN1 8/20/2014 7:04PM

    I listened to the radio for 5 hours today while driving here to the coast.

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AUNTALICE2 8/20/2014 6:43PM

    I listen to NPR. Otherwise I do not listen to radio. So I am not really up to date on the new songs from wherever. I do like the information I get on public radio. I am a regular supporter. I think it is great that you keep track of all these 'days'. emoticon

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PMAY0313 8/20/2014 12:47PM

    My husband has been in radio since 1981. Love it!!

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PLMITCH 8/20/2014 8:39AM

    Having done my college internship at a radio station, this is a great day!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/20/2014 2:21AM

    Fabulous blog !

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JIBBIE49 8/20/2014 1:38AM


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