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About National Radio Day

When is National Radio Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 20

Radio stations air the big news. Today is National Radio Day. This August 20 holiday celebrates a great invention and communications medium. Radio waves transmit music, commentary, sports games, and news to literally everyone in the world. Radios pay a vital role in keeping us informed.

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. Several inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This includes both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio partially evolved from the telegraph and the telephone. The wireless telegraph directly contributed to its invention.

Celebrating National Radio Day is easy listening. Simply tune into your favorite radio stations(s). You could also give your local radio personalities a little recognition.

Radio Trivia

  • In the vacuum of space, tadio waves travel at the speed of light which is 186,000 miles per second.
  • The Eiffel Tower is a radio tower.
  • Stars and planets emit radio waves.
  • A Wheaties ad was the first commercial. And, you thought it was an Ovaltine ad!
  • Cincinnati’s station WLW broadcasts at 700KW, sending the strongest radio signal in the world.
  • The term “broadcast” is originally an agricultural term meaning spreading seeds.

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Radio Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate National Radio Day:

  • Turn on your radio and listen to your genre of music.
  • Listen to a commentary or sports game on the radio.
  • Learn about the history of the radio.
  • Take a trip down memory lane and learn about transistor radios and how they work.
  • Buy a new radio.
  • Give your radio personalities and all other employees a little recognition today.

.Ps Listening to music on an iPod, stereo, or other device is not in spirit with this day. You should only play music on your radio today.

Today's Quote

“Muscles come and go. Flab lasts.” – – Bill Vaughan

History and Origin of National Radio Day

We found some evidence on blogs and radio station websites suggesting that this holiday was created in the 1990s. Radio station personnel, in a number of radio stations, began talking about creating their own holiday. After all, they frequently promoted bizarre and unique holidays of all kinds. From these conversations, this special day took on life.

Our research did not identify an individual or group having created this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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