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Radio programmingRadio broadcasts were a popular entertainment from the 1910s until television became widespread. The medium was unique in that it only used sound.
Radio programmes included the famous Hollywood talent of the day, and so there has been a resurgence of interest in what is now called old-time radio or the "Golden Age of Radio," with surviving shows being traded and collected in reel-to-reel, cassette and MP3 format. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the advent of television gradually eroded the popularity of most radio shows, and by the late 1950s radio broadcasting took on much the form it has today.
Radio broadcasting is still very popular, with many stations devoted to news, talk, sports and especially popular music. In western Europe offshore radio, such as Radio Caroline broadcast from ships at anchor or abandoned forts, helped to stimulate a demand for the latter type of station during the post 1964 period.
Notable Canadian radio programs include:
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