"Celebrating a Century of Sound" Marks Radio’s Role During Past 100 Years.


CBS News Radio and the National Press Club have partnered to produce “Celebrating a Century of Sound,” a 10-part series that marks the role audio has played in the lives of Americans for the past 100 years.


The series will be featured on the “World News Roundup” network radio newscast, beginning Monday, May 18 and is anchored by CBS News correspondent Sam Litzinger. “Celebrating a Century of Sound” includes 10 one-minute chapters, plus a mini-documentary, chronicling the history of radio from crystal sets to digital platforms, and from soap operas and symphonies to rock-n-roll, all-news, talk and sports radio.


“From the creation of broadcast journalism by Edward R. Murrow to today’s offerings on multiple media platforms, CBS has provided programming you can trust,” CBS News Radio Vice President and General Manager Craig Swagler said in a release. “Our CBS stations have also been there from the start, inventing many of the formats we know and love, while also creating our successful path forward into the 21st century. We’re pleased and proud to partner with the National Press Club to bring this unique series to our listeners across the country and around the world.”


The centennial of electronic media began at two of CBS News Radio’s key affiliates, Entercom’s WWJ Detroit and KDKA Pittsburgh, the network said in a release.


“Radio is the one medium you can fall in love with – and hundreds of millions of us have done just that over the decades,” Executive Producer Michael Freedman, President of the National Press Club and former General Manager of CBS Radio Network added. “At its best, it is an art form, painting pictures for the mind’s eye. It is a world of information and entertainment, a lifelong companion and a trusted friend. It is part of the fabric of America and, indeed, represents the sound of our lives.”

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