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Radio broadcaster Nelson Eddy
Back in the "golden age" of radio, announcers dressed up to do their work

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President Harding Installed a Radio in the White House
February 8, 1922

Back in the 1920s, radio was in what is now called its "golden age." Broadcasting was more than a business or a job--it was considered to be a very glamorous profession. Radio was a formal affair; announcers dressed up for work in tuxedos and evening gowns, even if there was no studio audience. Many local stations had a staff orchestra, and some had their own dramatic groups. Each station had its own group of fans who tuned in each week to listen to their favorite programs. Radio was at its peak then, and its influence is much like that of TV or the Internet today.
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