On April 3, 1982, President Ronald Reagan revived the tradition of radio addresses started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt through his radio addresses to the nation on Saturday mornings. Reagan's addresses were arranged by White House Communications Director Michael Deaver. Originally, Reagan was scheduled to host only nine talks. However, the popularity of the addresses was so great that it would continue for the rest of his presidency. Reagan’s goal was “To bring the facts to the people as succinctly as I can cram in five minutes.”
November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!