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Roberts 1 Bertha Brainard Prejudice and discrimination have played a part in America’s history. The history of radio is no exception. Many of the radio pioneers are men since women weren’t really respected in any professional world. Women had to try very hard to make an impact and be respected by colleagues. Bertha Brainard was one of these women that worked hard and made a difference in the history and success of radio. She played a role in the development and improvement of radio, changed the culture of her time, and influenced trends in radio today. In the textbook Only Connect by Michele Hilmes, Bertha’s beginnings in her career are described. She was lucky enough to go to college and pursued a teaching degree. This was interrupted by the war and she drove around ambulances of wounded soldiers. Then she managed a hotel followed by working at a newspaper company. Finally she approached the station WJZ in New Jersey with an idea for a segment involving her. Since this station had just gotten started they needed workers so she came at a perfect time.
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course COM 215 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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