Radio-USA | Markle | Advancing America's Future


Publication Date: January 1, 1976

In this essay, former Markle president Lloyd N. Morrisett explored the radio’s role in American media and noted that although radio was not receiving much public attention, it was still a dominant medium in Americans’ lives.  As part of this exploration, Morrisett discussed the history of radio from the study of electromagnetic fields at the end of the nineteenth century to 1976.  He wrote in more detail about contemporary trends in radio like the growth of FM, the birth of National Public Radio, and the development of new formats and demographies.

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