WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6: RADIO NEWS
Profile America — Tuesday, September 6th. "And now, the latest news...." these words are familiar to each of us. Millions catch up on what's happening around the world several times a day by listening to newscasts on their radios, at home, at work and in the car. One of the first daily news programs on the young medium started this month in 1922. It was called "The Radio Digest," and was hosted by George Thompson over WBAY in New York City. At the time, there were just 30 radio stations in the entire U.S., and only 60,000 homes had receivers. Now, radio is part of the everyday routine of most Americans. Across the nation, there are more than 14,200 stations, and the average home has eight radios. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: 440 International Calendar of Events
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 796
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1131
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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