When Radio Ruled episode #1 – Beginnings to 1929

Episode #1 – Beginnings to 1929

Old Time Radio came into millions of homes bringing entertainment, news, music, and comedy. Old Time Radio also brought the United States together during two of the greatest threats it ever faced; the depression and World War 2.

This podcast examines how entertainment, radio and America grew and changed during those pivotal years.

Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand. The Detroit News
Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand. The Detroit News