Kline 4

history of radio: http://pammack.sites.clemson.edu/lec122sts/radio.html

reformers promoted the radio as bringing the culture of the city to rural areas
the radio brought useful information--crop prices and weather reports early in the morning
reception was better at night
in the late 1920s listening time in Wisconsin was 3-4 hours a week

battery powered radios

What did people listen to?

Kline's questions:
1. what did the promoters claim?--radio would civilize rural areas
2. was there resistance to the technology?--no, except cost limited use
3. how did people use the technology?--they listened to what they wanted, not uplifting programs
4. how did the technology change rural life?--entertainment