National Radio Day

August 19, 2021

August 19 - National Radio Day

What Is National Radio Day?

The radio, in its time, was quite an incredible invention that allowed for a transfer of great deals of information, and later, entertainment. It was invented in the late 1800’s, and multiple inventors can be credited as their individual works came together in the radio. Notable names who had a part to play in the invention of the radio include Heinrich Hertz, Nicola Tesla, and Guglielmo Marconi. In the beginning, the radio served the military, and helped to transmit information. Aboard the Titanic, it helped to broadcast the ship’s distress signal. And today, the radio lives on in our cars, in walkie talkies, in all areas and fields, and even in a certain form on our laptops, with WiFi streaming now available.

When Is National Radio Day?

National Radio Day is celebrated on August 20th to recognize the great invention of the radio.

History Of National Radio Day

An interesting fact to note, the first commercial radio station began broadcasting on this date in 1920. It may or may not have to do with the observance of this national day, but we cannot be certain.

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