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A Radio News Junkie’s Regret

| July 19, 2022

By Bruce Putterman
The CT Mirror
Publisher

 

HARTFORD — I remember the moment I first fell in love.

I’m in college. It’s September 6, 1980… I find my way to WVBR, a commercial FM radio station, in Ithaca, NY, staffed largely by Cornell University students.

I am immediately infatuated with everything about radio: the records spinning on the studio turntable, the red “On Air” sign, the disc jockey introducing songs with casual wit, shelves lined with thousands of albums.  But what really stirs my imagination is the UPI teletype machine… rat-tat-tatting news from around the world.

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Just What is Radio?

| October 1, 2021

By Jon Quick
JonQConsulting
President/Founder

 

CARMEL, Ind. — Go into your local Best Buy store and ask that millennial in the blue shirt on the sales floor: “I want to buy a radio.”   He’ll probably take you over to the SiriusXM display.

That means radio is alive and well.

Radio has been doomed for over 70 years, ever since the emergence of television.  In fact, it was falsely documented in this 1949 issue of Look magazine.

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