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Poledník Lookout Tower
A Cold War secret surveillance tower used to spy on radio communications.
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Boots Court Motel
This historic motel standing at the "crossroads of America" offers a radio in every room and was saved by local protesters.
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June 30, 2017
The 'Child Impersonator' Who Voiced a Whole Family of Young Characters
In the early 1900s, Harry Hemsley became an icon for his youthful mimicry.
June 20, 2017
Listen to Radio on the Go With This Strange 1931 Hat
Its name? The Radio Hat.
June 08, 2017
Vintage Radio and Communications Museum
More than a century of radio history is told in these displays.
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Landing Site of the First Transatlantic Flight
A strange egg in a mucky bog of western Ireland marks the spot of an aviation milestone.
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How FDR Used Famous Immigrants to Extoll America’s Greatness
"I’m an American" was the U.S. government's attempt to promote tolerance in the run-up to World War II.
April 27, 2017
Blanchard, North Dakota
This sky-high radio mast is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, and formerly the tallest in the world.
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Norway Will Start Shutting Down Its FM Radio Tomorrow
January 10, 2017
Magdalena, New Mexico
Bracewell Radio Sundial
A one-of-a-kind sundial at the Very Large Array honors a radio astronomy pioneer, incorporating the original piers from his breakthrough radio telescope.
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Exploring Mexico’s Zone of Silence, Where Radio Signals Fail and Meteorites Crash
The Mexican version of the Bermuda Triangle has its fair share of alien rumors.
November 03, 2016
This Buenos Aires Radio Show Comes to You Live from a Psychiatric Hospital
The entertaining Radio La Colifata is challenging perceptions of mental illness.
September 19, 2016
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Truth or Consequences
This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
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An Exclusive Look at the Leaked PR Agenda of the 1936 Republican National Convention
80 years ago, GOP tactics included "racial choirs."
July 22, 2016
Why Massive Radio Telescopes Might Be Our Best Shot at Finding Aliens
The search for extraterrestrial life is amping up, after China's debut of the world's largest radio telescope.
July 07, 2016
The Sneaky Way Broadcasters Are Using TV on the Radio
Chicago, for one, has a semi-secret FM station.
July 05, 2016
Found: Delightful 1950s Radio Scripts Plugging Seattle’s Newest Ferries
"Exciting marine activity" awaits!
June 22, 2016
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