Radio Ink Magazine

Leading Through A Pandemic

It was supposed to be a year of reflection and anticipation. Reflection, as we are inclined to do at historic moments, on the 100th anniversary of radio. Anticipation, as to what its future holds.

And it truly is a milestone. Radio was the first electronic medium to communicate and connect with the masses, beginning with KDKA’s first commercial broadcast, the Harding-Cox election returns on November 2, 1920. Its power to create “theater of the mind” was never more apparent than Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 broadcast, reported by a print press much intimidated by this new competitor

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