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  • Siegfried Goslich,
  • Rita H. Mead,
  • Timothy Roberts
  •  and Joanna C. Lee


The purpose of this article is to outline the history of music in radio and to examine the influence of radio on the dissemination and composition of music. For the development of the technical foundations of radio broadcasting, see Recorded sound, §II.

The musical landscape of radio around the world has changed significantly since the beginning of broadcasting in the 1920s, and it continues to evolve with constant technological advances. Radio stations were used throughout the 20th century for propaganda purposes by totalitarian governments, who maintained strict control over the dissemination of information. With the fall of the Berlin wall in ...

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