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Radio History of Columbus Published

Latest from Arcadia Publishing looks into Buckeye broadcasting

Columbus Radio” is the latest in Arcadia Publishing’s treasured radio history books, part of the publisher’s Images of America series.

The author is Mike Adams, a Columbus, Ohio, native and former media professor and dean at San Jose State University.

Radio in Ohio’s capital city began in the early 1920s from efforts by Ohio State University, Denison University and a local minister. Unlike many cities where early efforts in radio were often subsumed by more aggressive or better financed latecomers, these early stations grew into well-known city icons such as WOSU and WCOL. Yet like so many cities names, formats and even roles changed over the decades.

Of course the book is packed with great old pictures to accompany the informative text.

It’s available now and might make a great Christmas gift.