What was on the radio in 1956?

What was on the radio in 1956?

1956 Radio (Top 100 Song Playlist)

Rank Artist Title
1 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be)
2 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
3 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
4 Elvis Presley Hound Dog

Were there radios in the 1950s?

1950-1952. Most radios sold in 1950 were A/C powered tabletop sets, although there were exceptions like the lunchbox-size battery portables made by RCA, Emerson and others. Mostly mom and dad were buying plug-in clock radios and kitchen radios, and new cars with dashboard radios, all of them containing tubes.

What replaced the radio in the 1950’s?

In the 1950s, television surpassed radio as the most popular broadcast medium, and commercial radio programming shifted to narrower formats of news, talk, sports and music.

What was on the radio in 1958?

1958 Radio (Top 100 Song Playlist)

Rank Artist Title
6 The Everly Brothers Bird Dog
7 The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do is Dream
8 Perez Prado Patricia
9 Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe

How many radio stations were there in 1922?

500 licensed
By 1922 there were over 500 licensed stations operating in America, but less than 2 million homes equipped with radios.

What was the radio like in the 1950s?

Radio, which had been America’s favorite form of at-home amusement, declined in importance in the 1950s. Variety, comedy, and dramatic shows left the airwaves for TV. Radio increasingly focused on news, talk shows, and sports broadcasting.

How many radio stations were there in the 1950s?

Offering little original programming for the few expensive receivers available (and thus attracting little advertising income), the service saw hundreds of outlets leave the air. By the mid-1950s, FM service had shrunk to slightly more than 500 stations.

What was the first song played on the radio?

On the evening of December 24, 1906, Reginald Fessenden used the alternator-transmitter to send out a short program from Brant Rock. It included a phonograph record of Ombra mai fu (Largo) by George Frideric Handel, followed by Fessenden himself playing the song O Holy Night on the violin.

When was the Golden Age of radio?

Golden Age of American radio, period lasting roughly from 1930 through the 1940s, when the medium of commercial broadcast radio grew into the fabric of daily life in the United States, providing news and entertainment to a country struggling with economic depression and war.