New Fads And Ways Of Entertainment Were Discovered Creating An Easy Going Lifestyle

1130 Words Mar 5th, 2016 5 Pages
The 1920s, also known as the “Roaring Twenties,” was a time like no other. New technology, abandonment of tradition, and daring feats all occurred during this time of dramatic change. The twenties was not a time of refinement or civility, but instead the signs of corruption were over-looked and life was lived to the fullest. New fads and ways of entertainment were discovered creating an easy going lifestyle. The radio, first developed in the 19th century, helped pave the way for new fads and new entertainment. Although the radio started out with only had a few stations, over time it grew to be something that brought families and neighbors together. “On the night of November 2, 1920, Conrad and his Westinghouse associates announced that WARREN G. HARDING had defeated JAMES COX to become the next President” (Digital History).This announcement was one of the first radio broadcasts that ever occurred and helped radio become a new and exciting enterprise. Radio broadcasts increased as curiosity and interest in radio increased and radio stations then “began broadcasting things like popular music, classical music, sporting events, lectures, fictional stories, newscasts, weather reports, market updates, and political commentary”(Radio in the 1920s). Because there was a wide variety of stations and tunes to listen to, the radio brought people together who shared the same interest in musical styles and forms of leisure. “Radio stations like KYW enhanced a sense of community among…

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