Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How Radio Gave State Residents A National Identity

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.

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