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“Generation Radio”: A short documentary about the evolution of broadcasting

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen, who shares the following documentary film about the evolution of broadcast radio. This film was actually created for a senior thesis presentation at St. Michael’s College. The film “includes interviews from BBC World Tonight & Joe Reilly (Former President NYS Broadcasters Assn), Empire Broadcasting The Jockey, Clear Channel, WEQX, ESPN, SirusXM, VPR, Skidmore College, & more.”

Click here to view on YouTube.

Impressive film especially considering this was created as a senior thesis!

Radio spotted in “The Day the Earth Caught Fire”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who has discovered yet another radio in film:

Spotted this in the 1961 sci-fi movie, ‘The Day the Earth Caught Fire‘.

I’m guessing it’s an old military set.

I believe it is indeed, Mark!  Perhaps an intrepid SWLing Post reader can sort out the model number?  Please comment!

I’ll add this post to our growing archive of radios in film.

Mark spots a vintage radio in “Travelers”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who adds the following to our growing archive of radios in film. Mark writes:

I’d spotted this radio in the Netflix time travelling series Travelers early on, but it was never in focus to nail a decent image.

In spite of that, it does have a distinctive design that SWLing readers might recognise.

Click to enlarge.

Sitting in the book case next to the stacked books, I’m guessing it’s ornamental rather than functional.

Mark, you obviously have a knack for detecting radios in film!  Thank you for sharing!

Post readers: Can anyone ID this radio?  I love the design–guessing it’s a Bakelite chassis?