Taking the transistor mainstream with music on the go

The transistor starts to shine when Texas Instruments asks Regency to make a radio for more mobile listening.
The Regency TR-1 was the first commercially manufactured transistor radio.
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China COVID-19 shut-in tunes in to the world via radio

Mar 9, 2020
Our Shanghai correspondent, forced to stay home like so many others, shares what she's hearing about the virus on the airwaves.
Although it's hard to breathe while wearing a face mask for an extended period of time, they're now required in all public spaces in Shanghai.
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In this Texas Hill Country town, "tradio" is vital for commerce

Dec 13, 2018
It's entertainment, gossip and a window into rural American life.
KNEL 95.3 FM is a local radio station in Brady, Texas.
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Time may be up for timekeeping radio stations

Sep 11, 2018
Trump administration wants to eliminate broadcasts of U.S. "master clock."
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Norway waves goodbye to FM broadcasting

Jan 11, 2017
Norway starts turning off its FM radio today. It’s going fully digital. The change will begin in the north of the country. The government says the country’s aging broadcast network means it’s time for new technology. National radio and big commercial stations will have 12 months to switch over, and community and local stations will […]

TV and radio stations love this presidential election

Nov 3, 2016
Thanks to a tightening race and down-ballot battles, they're raking in the cash.
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks with the CNN broadcast crew prior to the start of the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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For public good, not for profit.

A battle for the airwaves that ruined a friendship

May 27, 2016
A conversation with Scott Woolley, author of "The Network."
 David Sarnoff (1891 - 1971), general manager of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
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Task force aims to preserve radio history

Feb 26, 2016
Massive effort unites librarians, academics and audio enthusiasts.
A massive effort to save radio archives unites librarians, academics and audio enthusiasts.

Norway is the first country to kill FM radio

Apr 20, 2015
The government will save $25 million a year by going all-digital.