Radios In The 1920s
By: Joshua Freeman
- After the opera season ended radio stations began broadcasting things like classical music, sporting events, and newscast.
- KDKA (The first major radio station) Monopolized the airwaves until 1922 when the competition grew very fast.
- In the mid 1920s, a typical radio set cost about 150$
- Stations really began to compete against each other for time and listeners
- Radio stations like KYW enhanced a sense of community among different ethnic groups as each group could listen to programming that fit their interest and needs
- Sometime between 1923-1930 radios sold out
- 60% of American families bought radios
- Advertising over the radio became big after a decade of spending 10,000$ dollars on it
- The Chicago radio show in 1924 was to show new radio designs.,with 250 designs of radio receivers and parts
- 1922, 600 radio stations sprung all around the United States
What one of the first radios looked like in the 1920s