Remembering Radio

Remembering Radio is a project that has recorded and saved early memories of radio in the lives of everyday Canadians. We hope this invaluable source of interviews will help to discover more about the role of radio in Canadian’s homes and lives at its inception as a mass medium.

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Research Findings

The initial findings for this research has found that people’s first radio was a significant event, control over the dial was shared, listening habits varied and included music as well as some favourite programs. In addition to these the research indicates that mother tongue, proximity to many stations, and types of programming such as news were all important factors that influenced radio listening.