Increasingly, people ceased to refer to themselves just as Pennsylvanians, Coloradans, Californians, Oregonians, or Texans; radio brought the nation into their homes and gave them a national identity. A single event, a boxing match, an inauguration, a football game, a concert, a comedy sketch, a political speech, or a sermon, gave Americans the chance to share in a common experience.The above is an excerpt of a quotation appearing in Matt Young's blog post, "The Radio boom and economic effects" on Better Economics.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
How Radio Gave State Residents A National Identity
Posted By Milton Recht
Posted 2/16/2010 03:28:00 AM