Thursday, November 22, 2007

Great history piece on Border Radio

My students will tell you that I claim history isn't something that really interests me.
I know it's important, but I just rarely find books about history that keep my attention.

Well, maybe what I need to do is investigate more auditory history pieces.

You will certainly enjoy this piece from WNYC's On the Media about how early radio broadcasters who ran afoul of US laws escaped them altogether by heading to Mexican stations that BLASTED their signals into the US and allowed their broadcasters to say just about anything they wanted.

Now, I knew that Wolfman Jack had gotten his start on an "x" station...but I never had it in context. Great job by Jamie York.

Listen to it here:

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