WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2: FIRST SCHEDULED RADIO BROADCAST
Profile America — Friday, November 2nd. Even with all our electronic gadgets, many of us listen to radio every day when we wake up, eat breakfast, and when we drive to and from work. The wide variety of formats means we can choose our favorite type of music, and radio keeps us up to the minute on news and weather. Ninety-two years ago today was an election day, and the event saw the first scheduled radio broadcast. Station KDKA in Pittsburgh carried the results of the election that saw Warren G. Harding become president. Just two years later, that first station was joined by 400 others as the popularity of radio swept the nation. Today, there are some 7,300 broadcast stations, with revenues of close to $19 billion annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 533
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 51511
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau