Holiday on your birthday….
Originally posted on WIBC.com on 05/14/2010:
The other day a few of us were talking about holidays. Is there a holiday or special day on your birthday? Well, I knew that I shared my birthday, August 20th; with Benjamin Harrison (23rd President),and Connie Chung (TV news anchor, Maury Povich’s wife); but a holiday?
Well, you won’t believe it; but August 20th each year is National Radio Day!
National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium.
The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention.
Celebrating National Radio Day is easy! Simply tune into your favorite radio station (WIBC!!). You could also give your local radio personalities a little recognition.