Sherlock Holmes is a character that’s known to millions of people across the globe. He was the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Advancement in technology over the years has given people more ways to access an increasing amount of information. Local and international news can now be accessed via the radio, television, cell phones, and computers.
The iconic era of radio began in the 1920s, when the first ever commercial was aired on radio. Ever since its inception, radio has been one of the major sources of entertainment in the United States. From being a source of entertainment for homemakers to being the companion for men smoking their cigars after a long day of work—radio was a huge part of people’s lives.
Despite the developments in media and entertainment forms, radio shows have stuck around and remain popular even today. With streaming services and smartphone applications reaching an even wider audience every year, you’d expect the popularity of radio and radio shows to go down. In reality, radio shows have survived and thrived despite Spotify, YouTube, podcasts, Netflix, and many other modes of entertainment.
The first radio show was broadcast more than a century ago. 24th December, 1906 saw the first radio broadcast for entertainment and music. Radio has since changed, and developments have been made along the way to improve the listener experience. Radio shows today are generally broadcasted live; radio jockeys entertain listeners with the latest in music, music requests, live interviews, and the whole experience has become more interactive with social media and smartphones. Modern radio shows, however, have nothing on old-time radio series from the Golden Age of Radio.
Imagine this scenario.
The morning sunshine streams through the open kitchen window. The eggs are frying, the bread is toasting. Everything seems almost perfect. And then you turn the volume up. The starting track to My Favorite Husband starts playing. And as the dulcet tones of Lucille Ball fill your kitchen, you’re filled with a sense of comfort.