WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13: A CENTURY OF RADIO BROADCASTING
Profile America — Wednesday, January 13th. It's said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take the word "wireless," for example. On this day 100 years ago, a small handful of New Yorkers were stunned to hear the sound of opera star Enrico Caruso on the earphones of their homemade radio receivers — coming not over a wire but through the air. Today, "wireless" is again a buzzword, with wireless connection to the Internet and the continuing growth of cell phones, now carried by more than 255 million Americans — about 84 percent of the population. And an increasing number of the nation's 11,000 radio stations send their programs over the Internet. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census on April 1st.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 84
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 1112, 1090
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 under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau