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100 Years of Radio By: Scott Spickard, Station Manager WASU-FM

Updated: Jul 14


Happy 100 years of radio! The radio industry is celebrating 100 years of radio all of 2020. One hundred years ago, radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast the first regular licensed radio broadcast. Since then radio has evolved in mighty ways. To commemorate the evolution of radio, various sites and resources have created audio files and written articles in reflection of the past 100 years.


CBS News created “A Century of Sound” where it retells the history of radio in a nearly eight minute audio clip. The audio clip is at the bottom of this post.


Xperi Corporation is doing a variety of things to celebrate the 100 years, including a Sound Space Sunday series each week in partnership with an LA radio station. According to the site, “the series will feature an exclusive new interview each week, coupled with an archived performance of some of the biggest names in music including AWOLNATION, Cage the Elephant, Bishop Briggs, Rufus Du Sol, and more.” The interviews will be available every Sunday at 9pm EST on KROQ (KROQ-FM) in Los Angeles, KROQ’s website, and on the RADIO.COM app.


As the radio industry celebrates this historic milestone, WASU continues to provide the best in college radio for Appalachian State University and the High Country. We’ve been rocking since 1972 and you can tune in anywhere on our mobile app or here: https://v7player.wostreaming.net/1460







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