"It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on." - Marilyn Monroe
Happy National Radio Day!
According to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters website, National Radio Day has been celebrated on August 20 since the 1990s. Growing up, radio was my constant companion. Like many teens of my generation, I spent hours waiting for my favorite songs to play, calling in requests for friends and love interests, crying beside the radio when those love interests showed no interest and keeping up with local news/events. Whether you are interested in the technical aspects of radio and broadcasting or want to listen to old radio shows, San José Public Library has a large variety of eResources to help you celebrate all things radio.
These non-fiction eResources are available to anyone with an interest in radio history, Ham radio operation, broadcasting and programming.
These fiction titles featuring radio in a primary role may provide an escape from your regularly scheduled programming.
Wait! Turn it Back to that Station!
Take a stroll down memory lane with these collections of radio programs from across the decades.
And now, a word from our sponsor: Remember radio fans, any day can be National Radio Day when you access these eResources and many others with your SJPL Library Card. This is DanaLibrariana, signing off.