ASTORIA — Coast Community Radio will celebrate National Radio Day on Thursday, Aug. 20. This event honors radio broadcasts in the United States. WWJ in Detroit, Michigan, was the first radio station in the world to broadcast regularly scheduled programs starting Aug. 20, 1920. It is not an official national holiday, but everyone is encouraged to participate and appreciate the importance of radio.

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. One person cannot be credited with this innovation. To make the radio a reality, it required a number of different inventions and discoveries including both transmission and reception methods as well as technology.

To celebrate National Radio Day, listen to your favorite radio station and give a special recognition to your local radio personalities.

Radio Day is not the only national celebration of the day: Aug. 20 is also National Lemonade Day.

Join Coast Community Radio at the station, located at 14th and Exchange streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 for a dose of radio and a tall glass of lemonade.

“What could be better on a summer day than your favorite radio programs and an ice cold glass of lemonade?” asks Susan Boac, development director at Coast Community Radio.

Coast Community Radio broadcasts along the Oregon and southwest Washington coast. Listen at KMUN 91.9 FM Astoria, KTCB 89.5 FM Tillamook, KCPB 90.9 FM Warrenton, streaming on the website coastradio.org and from your mobile device on the TuneIn app.

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