A Quick Historical Journey
Radio was a well-established medium by the time we boomers discovered it. Some would argue that television, portable record players and eventually cassette tape recorders were marking the beginning of the end of the radio era by the time our generation embraced it.
Spend a few moments with me putting transistor radios into their historical and cultural context. The early days of radio are every bit as interesting as our own era. So, if you enjoy these next pages, check out some of the recommended radio history books in the Bibliography, and links to historical websites that follow.
- 1800 – 1900 The Early Days
- 1900 – 1950 The Tube Era
- 1950 – 1959 Transistors Rule
- 1960 and Beyond: Accountants Rule
What Do You Think?
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