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-"'''Video Killed the Radio Star'''" is a song by the British [[New Wave music|New Wave]] group [[Buggles]] released in [[1979]]. It celebrates the [[Old time radio|golden days of radio]], talking of a singer whose career is cut short by [[television]]. The song topped several [[music chart]]s and has been [[cover version|covered]] by numerous recording artists. It was the first [[music video]] shown on [[MTV]] and has been widely parodied and utilized in popular media.+'''Old-Time Radio''' (OTR) and the '''Golden Age of Radio''' refer to a period of [[radio programming]] lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television's replacement of radio as the dominant home entertainment medium in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, when radio was dominant and the airwaves were filled with a variety of radio formats and genres, people regularly tuned in to their favorite radio programs. In fact, according to a 1947 [[C. E. Hooper]] survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners. The end of this period coincided with [[music radio]] becoming the dominant radio form and is often marked in the [[United States]] by the final [[CBS]] broadcasts of ''[[Suspense (radio program)|Suspense]]'' and ''[[Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar]]'' on [[September 30]], [[1962]].
 +==See also==
 +*[[Antique radio]]
 +*[[Audio theater]]
 +*[[Chuck Schaden]]
 +*[[Music radio]]
 +*[[Radio]]
 +*[[Radio comedy]]
 +*[[Radio drama]]
 +*[[Radio programming]]
 +*[[Soap opera]]
 +*[[When Radio Was]]
 +*''[[Radio Days]]'' ([[Woody Allen]] film dramatizing old-time radio)
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Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio refer to a period of radio programming lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television's replacement of radio as the dominant home entertainment medium in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, when radio was dominant and the airwaves were filled with a variety of radio formats and genres, people regularly tuned in to their favorite radio programs. In fact, according to a 1947 C. E. Hooper survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners. The end of this period coincided with music radio becoming the dominant radio form and is often marked in the United States by the final CBS broadcasts of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar on September 30, 1962.

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