On radio: “Few inventions evoke such nostalgia, such deeply personal and vivid memories, such a sense of loss and regret. And there are few devices with which people from different generations and backgrounds have had such an intimate relationship. Ask anyone born before World War II about the role of radio in his or her life, and in the life of the country, and you will see that person begin to time-travel, with almost euphoric pleasure, to other eras and places, when worlds and music filled their heads and their hearts.”
From the intro of Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination by Susan J. Douglas. Douglas captures the special magic of radio, and why we’re working to preserve old radio interviews and make them searchable at Pop Up Archive.