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FM Radio-Memory Lane

I wanted to thank whoever posted about How a Revolution Turned into America’s Number One Radio Station β€” Without Fail β€” Overcast, but I can’t remember who it was and I forgot to favorite it. Because you tool me down memory lane. I grew up in the 60’s and early 70’s in a middle class white suburb in New Jersey, listening to AM radio mostly from WABC out of New York City. Then one night I switched my transistor radio to the FM dial and entered a whole new world. A new world where songs could last as long as twenty minutes or maybe longer. In fact they might play a whole album if they felt like it. Because of the way FM worked sometimes a station would not come in and you had to find a new one, which would lead to new discoveries. Also I think what made FM radio exciting was that it came in best a night when there was less interference and as we all nighttime is the time of mystery and discovery.

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