“Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues — communicating with an audience.” — Casey Kasem, Member of the National Radio Hall of Fame —
Happy National Radio Day from theTUNDRA! During an era when everybody and their mother has a podcast, it might be easy to forget that audio broadcasting isn’t exactly a new trend. Before television dominated our lives, radio was the dominant medium for home entertainment, featuring a variety of programming that included everything from news to mystery serials to soap operas to quiz shows. As worldwide television usage increased, commercial radio stations shifted toward music, sports, politics and talk shows, and despite the various technological revolutions since its inception, radio has still created internationally-known stars in the modern age, with hosts like Howard Stern and Ryan Seacrest becoming household names. While radio may no longer be the powerhouse it once was — podcasts have taken audio broadcasting to new heights that were previously unreachable due to the limitations of radio.