Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

The History of Car Radio

12/13/2022 21:47 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

We received a message from a youth services librairan who was working with 10 - 14 year old children on a history project. They used our website for some of the resources and got the kids excited. The email from Evelyn is below. A student wanted to share a link on the history of the car radio.

Please enjoy the letter from Evelyn. I'm adding the link to our club links page as well.

I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian running a fun radio and broadcasting history class for 10-14 year olds, I've been able to get some great use out of your Amateur Radio Club's resource links lists during these times of remote learning. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project! Thanks so much for sharing!

I hope you don't mind, one of our youngest, Dylan has also asked me if I could share an article that he and his father found together recently on The History of the Car Radio with you, which includes a great timeline featuring the large-scale radio broadcasting boom of the 1920's, the invention of the first radio for military purposes, the form and function of early car radios, etc. I've included it below if you'd like to review!

We noticed you didn't have this one listed yet, but Dylan was actually the one to bring up that this could be something you might like to include for others who may also come across your information and have an interest in radio history.

If you find you're able to use this one, would you please let me know? We're meeting tomorrow and I would absolutely love to surprise Dylan if you are able to do so - I'm hoping to keep spirits up in light of the past few year's events and I think it would make him proud to know he was able to 'pay it forward' on a topic he's passionate about (we're big on this principle in our group) and maybe even show his father their contribution if it ends up being included.

Thanks again for all your help here,
Evelyn Williams

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