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History Of Radio Lecture Goes Live This Saturday

carlThe history of radio is embedded along with the history of our country. From the Morse code SOS signal sent from the Titanic in 1912, to first commercial broadcast from KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcasting the 1920 presidential election returns, to Niel Armstrong's landing on the moon, radio has been with us for nearly a century.

At 2 p.m. Saturday February 27, KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman will present "The History of Radio Broadcasting" as part of the SCV Historical Society's Lecture Series. SCV Historical Society President Alan Pollack wrote this about the subject....

"Radio became the first mass communication medium. It entertained, informed and frightened. Whether it was FDR calming a panicked nation with his Fireside Chats, Jack Benny changing how families spent their nights together or Orson Welles creating mass hysteria in 1938 with his fictitious Martian Invasion, "War of the Worlds," radio re-shaped our society."

The lecture is free and will be held at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction Historic Park, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road) in Old Town Newhall. For information, call 661-254-1275.