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November 3, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission has announced an investigation into a California firm after a Reuters report revealed that its radio broadcasts are backed by the Chinese government.
Evelyn Birkby interviews guests on her KMA radio program, Down a Country Lane, in 1951 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
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October 29, 2015 From the 1920s on, women broadcasters offered recipes, life hacks and insights for the farmer's wife. Like podcasts, their shows were often personal, off-the-cuff and right from the kitchen table.
Ed Walker hosted WAMU 88.5's Big Broadcast, a popular show featuring rebroadcasts of vintage radio dramas, for more than two decades. The 83-year-old died Monday shortly after his final broadcast.
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October 26, 2015 Ed Walker died Monday after signing off his long-running show, The Big Broadcast, for the last time. The show, heard out of NPR member station WAMU, reprised programs from the golden age of radio.
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April 16, 2015 Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.
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King DJs as Robyn Knight for Hot 103 Jamz in Kansas City, Mo.
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March 10, 2015 When DJ Robyn Knight isn't on the air, her students are — producing Truman High School's live daily announcements, broadcast over the Internet.
We finally found this simple, traditional radio at Radioshack — though they are also available, in abundance, online.
February 13, 2015 World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?
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Paul Harvey covers Election Night in 1958.
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October 9, 2014 Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the standard-bearers of today's brash conservative radio, but they're descendants of a man who told stories more often than he raised his voice.
August 12, 2009 One from the wayback machine, courtesy of the Consumer Reports archive: Spectra Radio Sunglasses.
July 14, 2008 Mobile applications like Twitter have certainly changed social media, but is wireless mobility also changing traditional media? In our efforts to create a new way to engage NPR listeners, the team who created the
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