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Roaring Twenties: Radio

Did You Know....

  • 1921 -  Radio station WJZ in Newark, NJ, is the first to broadcast a baseball game--the first game of the 1921 World Series on Oct. 5.
  • 1922 - Radio station WEAF in New York broadcasts the first radio commercial that advertising a housing complex Hawthorne Court.
  • 1924Calvin Coolidge first American President to be heard on the radio.

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Chicago

Chicago's first radio broadcast was in 1921. The medium soared in popularity and Chicago birthed the popular 'soap opera' genre. (Photo by Chicago History Museum)  Chicago's First Radio Broadcasst. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.

Radio Golf

'Radio Golf', radio reception as sport: the winner is who reaches the highest number of kilometres when trying to receive radio stations located as far away as possible. - Photo, USA, c.1925. 
Radio Golf,Radio Recept.as Sport/ Photo. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.

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