RTV 3007 Lesson 4 rev

RTV 3007 Lesson 4 rev - The Golden Age of Radio n n

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The Golden Age of Radio n Radio listenership skyrocketed during this period  n Revenues increased from $40 million in 1930 to  $506 million in 1948
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The Golden Age of Radio n Radio network affiliates increased from 131 in  1930 to 1,104. n Radio became the number one source of home 
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The Golden Age of Radio n Radio network programs were primarily  music/variety programs n Big Bands became popular n Amos n’ Andy , considered racist today, was a 
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The Golden Age of Radio n Edwin Armstrong invents FM in 1933 n FM sounds better and has less static than AM
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The Golden Age of Radio n RCA’s David Sarnoff decided not to support the new  innovation, wanted to focus on television instead n World War II halted the development of FM n FCC changes the FM band
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The Golden Age of Radio n Radio news grew in importance during the  second world war
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The Rise of TV  n Technical Developments:
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RTV 3007 Lesson 4 rev - The Golden Age of Radio n n

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