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History of Radio

Edwin Howard Armstrong is featured in Ken Burns “Empire of the Air Documentary”.  Click Here Ken Burns: Empire of the Air; The Men Who Made Radio PBS For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and […]

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WPVM Featured in “Capital at Play” Magazine

Ms. Davyne Dial and Dr. Herb Johnson, president and treasurer of Friends of WPVM, Inc.—and husband and wife—are featured with nine other regional non-profits in the November issue of Capital at Play magazine. The couple is profiled in an informative two-page spread about how they came to be involved with the station.   Additionally, other station volunteers, including Blaine Greenfield, host of “Blaine’s World,” and Jessica Rice, host of “NC Serves Veterans Radio Hour,” are featured […]

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Radio History

For anyone who has visited the WPVM studios in downtown Asheville this summer, they would have noticed a “work in progress”—displays of vintage radios and informational posters being arranged and rearranged around the station’s cozy lobby! WPVM’s Davyne Dial and Herb Johnson are putting together a unique historical mini-tour and exhibition, “Asheville World of Radio.” (Inspired by Herb’s collection of radios and accessories as well as his knowledge of radio history.) Stay tuned for announcements […]

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NATIONAL RADIO DAY   Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio. Celebrate the news, information, music, and stories carried across the airwaves. Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s. Amazingly, not just one person can be credited with its beginning. Each component developed through invention and discovery. As these technologies converged, the radio came to life. THE CONTRIBUTORS In […]

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