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Just as the Great Depression was turning around, the radio began to have a dramatic effect on political life in the US. Franklin D. Roosevelt had used his “fireside chats” as an avenue of communication to connect with an insecure and nervous population during the Depression and calmed fears and made the government a more reliable and steady influence. Multiple disruptive forces mad materialized in the public arena during the economic turmoil. The Communist Party, isolationists, anti-Semites and other divisive groups had worked to Read the rest of this entry »

The FCC, better known as the Federal Communications Commission is a government agency that was developed in 1934; charged with regulating various aspects of the media in radio, television and the many other facets in which society receives communication. The radio is among one of the most prevalent forms of media that the power of FCC influence can be seen in. Below is the most influential way in which the FCC effects the world of radio.

Rules and Regulations

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Radio has always been a great opportunity for companies to advertise their products to consumers. While television and the internet has swooped in lately to take some of the advertising pie away from radio broadcasters, it continues to be a very lucrative medium to this day. Radio advertising was never more prominent, however, than it was in the 1940s.

Radios came into being commercially in the early 1920s, very soon after mechanically operated record players hit it big with consumers. The difference was that since Read the rest of this entry »

Radios have been around for over a century and have definitely made their place on the technology scene. Even with the constant development in the technological field, radios are here to stay. What most people do not stop to think about, though, is what makes radios work.

The vacuum tube found in radios is one of the most important components of a radio.

What is a vacuum tube? A vacuum tube is basically a small device which flows electric current through a small vacuum. The vacuum tube is Read the rest of this entry »