Remember those days of yesteryear when families gathered nightly around the radio to listen to a favorite show? Step back in time and revisit those early radio programs with historians Al and David Eicher on Thursday, May 4, at Loutit District Library. The Eichers’ program, The Early Days of Radio in Michigan, presents the history of the first commercial stations and the programs of that era. As public interest increased and radio set sales skyrocketed, radio quickly became an all-American pastime. This 60-minute lecture and visual presentation, sponsored by Tri-Cities Historical Museum, WGHN, and Loutit District Library, runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A.
History of Radio Quiz:
In conjunction with this program, the public is invited to take the History of Radio Quiz. Patrons correctly answering the questions are eligible to register for drawings. Prizes include: A Prairie Home Companion 20th Anniversay Collection CD, Car Talk:25 Years of Lousy Car Advise CD,Old-Time Radio Memoirs by Mel Simons, Best of Jack Benny DVD, and Fibber McGee and Molly DVD Double Feature.
Don’t know the answers to the quiz? Listen daily to WGHN for the daily quiz questions and answers throughout April. Bring your answers to the library to register for the drawings, which will follow the presentation.
For more information, call 616-842-5560, ext. 222.