pop culture blog 3.docx - 1 Blog 3 Tessa Chiesa Arizona State University Dr Fishlock October 1 2020 2 Blog 3 The Impact of the Radio The radio was

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1 Blog 3 Tessa Chiesa Arizona State University Dr. Fishlock October 1, 2020
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2 Blog 3 The Impact of the Radio The radio was revolutionary and introduced a new way of life for many individuals. It was developed roughly fifty years after the original telegraph was familiarized and grew rapidly across the world after its introduction. This was an incredible invention due to the fact that the telegraph was “relatively insufficient because it depended on a complex system of receiving stations wired to each other along a fixed route” (Danesi, 2019, p. 146). The telegraph wasn’t a sustainable option for many individuals to have in their homes. “Radio could reach more people than print, not only because it could span great distances instantly, but also because its audiences did not have to be print literature” (Danesi, 2019, p. 146). Before the radio was so prevalent, the only way that people received news was through newspapers, word of mouth, and the telegraph. With that being said, the radio allowed individuals to get more involved in society and ultimately allowed for a sense of togetherness throughout the United States. An individual living in the year 2020 may question the significance of the radio when they compare it to their iPhone due to the fact that technology has changed so drastically since the early 1900s but that doesn’t make it any less significant. The Radio During WWII and the Great Depression In 1929, when the United States faced challenges that it had never faced before, the radio provided hope. The stock market declined rapidly in 1929 leading to the Great Depression that many are familiar with today. “As the Great Depression deepened in the United States and around the world in the early 1930s, reliance on the radio increased” (Encyclopedia.com, 2020, para.1). The radio provided Americans with affordable entertainment during recognizably hard times. Americans were experiencing the world from a different perspective, and it was a depressing one. A lot of people substituted going to the movie theater with the radio. President
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