The pioneers of radio entertainment are a lot like the pioneers of hip-hop. They started something absolutely incredible and changed the world, as we know it. Radio was the first form on home entertainment and without it we probably wouldn’t have television or home computers.

Truth be told, I never thought much about the pioneers of radio. I don’t think too many people have.

It’s hard to believe that radio broadcasting, as we know it, is only a hundred years old. It’s something worth exploring though, so click play and be educated and entertained.

This is the premier episode of the Fourth Season of Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today we look at five of the pioneers of radio broadcasting and how they took a medium used primarily for communication and transformed it into an entertainment empire.

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