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Radio in the 1950s (ZOOM)

Wed, Aug 18 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm Central
Virtual Branch
Subjects
Age Group
For adults

 

Presenter
Steve Darnall
Virtual Event

 

When television arrived, it marked the beginning of the end for the "Golden Age" of radio. Radio historian Steve Darnall will examine how radio responded to this challenge with a renewed emphasis on news, talk, music, and a new generation of comedians. You will also get a chance to hear sound clips from radio shows, disc jockeys, and news broadcasts from the 1950s. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 15 minutes before the start of the program. So please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. Admittance to the classroom will close five minutes after the program's start time. Space is limited.

 

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