In the 1920s, most people did not go to college. Radio was a lifeline for those wanting more education.  WBZ was at the forefront of educational programming, joining the state Department of Education to provide extension courses. Early WBZ listeners could take courses in Music Appreciation, how to speak French and how to write short stories. Local professors taught college-level courses. WBZ did not forget our younger listeners. We introduced the Radio Nature League hosted by author and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess.  By the 40s, adults could participate in radio education, learning about Civics, and Science. WBZ also participated in the Listen and Learn series, linking WBZ up with area classrooms to teach World History, Literature, and other subjects.

  1. Lolaa says:

    . the problem with AAR’s rumbens are that outside of a good book in Portland and Denver, the 25-54 rumbens are terrible. In almost every other AAR market, the rumbens are flat or dropping. No amount of your name calling or wishful thinking changes the fact that AAR is a failure by all standards to evaluate broadcast media after a period of time that no other network or large market entity has ever enjoyed. Your blind allegiance to AAR and progressive talk radio is laughable to all radio professionals who read this blog and yet another reason why AAR’s qualitive demographics and psychographics are so bad that major national ad buys continue to not include AAR.

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