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In 1922 there were about 100,000 domestic radios in use in the whole United States, and 30 broadcasting stations. By 1924 there were half a million radio sets and over 500 stations. Radio just kept on growing from there.

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A Walk With WSHU Down Public Radio Memory Lane

Mar 18, 2017
Lea Trusty / WSHU

Here's a little story.

Fifty years ago, the Federal Communications Commission granted an FM license to a small, Roman Catholic commuter college. After getting little traction with its programming, a few intrepid staff turned it into a college radio station.