Radio

Andrea Zia, curator, and Donna Acerra, curator and NCC Professor, from the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem discuss the upcoming events for the museum's exhibit, Don't Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio.

Where Did the Term 'DJ' Come From?

Feb 11, 2019

What is the origin of that curious term, DJ? A disc jockey or DJ is a name that's been common in the radio industry since its early days. To trace its origins, Neil Hever will have to go back to 1940.


Tubes to Transistors

Feb 6, 2019

The transition from tubes to transistors revolutionized radio by reducing the size of the receiver and energy consumption needed to fuel a broadcast. It helped create a youth market not paralleled since the golden age of top 40 radio from the mid  1950s to 1970s. Neil Hever explores the rise of this new technology.

Armed Forces Radio Service in WWII

Feb 5, 2019

The Armed Forces Radio Service was established during World War II.  Neil Hever examines the effort to provide entertainment to troops during the war from Germany to the Solomon Islands.


'Billboard Boys' Director Pat Taggart on LV Arts Salon

Jul 21, 2017
Pat Taggart

Host Neil Hever talks with Pat Taggart, director of the new documentary "Billboard Boys", chronicling the contest of Allentown AM radio station WSAN in 1982.

What started as a short-term publicity stunt to see who could live on a billboard over a busy highway the longest transformed into a nearly year-long international phenomenon. 

(Original air-date: 7/17/2017)