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The First Radio Stations


Last updated 7/31/2019 at 11:07am

As you turn on that radio you may not think about how long radios have been listened to by the public. In the early 1920's radio stations were rare, and many had private receivers where they could listen to distant stations. Often this was in an attic away from noise, and up high to get a better signal. It was seen by many as a passing fad.

In December, 1924 Colorado Springs got its first station. It broadcast from a tower in downtown Colorado Springs, where Penrose Public Library now stands. Denver had four stations, the newest was KOA, the others KEEL, KFLE, and KFUP. KOA started in Decem...

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