It's the perfect fantasy: driving down Sunset Strip in a Mustang with the car radio on. Almost from the beginning, the radio has been our travel companion, broadcasting songs for the open road or helping us pass the time when the road is rough. Car radios have been part of our lives for nearly 100 years.
"Radio remains a common experience in android car stereos," said Bob Pittman, president and CEO of iHeart Media, which owns more than 850 radio stations nationwide. "I think that if we don't listen to the radio, we feel alone. We love people and we can't be away from them for too long. The radio keeps us connected
The first official Wince system car radio wasn't invented until 1930, and after the advent of the transistor in 1947, car radios quickly became a standard feature.
“After World War II, you started seeing more and more ways for the middle class to listen to the radio,” said radio historian Donna Halper. "Not only costs have fallen, but demand has increased because more people have free time. »
Halper, sitting in the car listening to music, said: "It's the DJ who really talks to me.
DJ's like Wolfman Jack and Bruce Morrow, better known as "Cousin Brucie". Now 83, he has hosted the show for more than 50 years.
"There's nothing more exciting and liberating than sitting behind that steering wheel [and] turning on the radio," he told reporter Nancy Giles.
For more than half a century, radio DJ Bruce Morrow, aka Cousin Brucie, has been writing pop and rock songs. Today, you can still ride with the radio pioneer anywhere on SiriusXM. "Retrofitting the radio; the technology has changed," says Moreau. "Do I know what the future holds? No. I'm off the satellite. I'm on the satellite! What's next?
good question! As the future turns to driverless cars, everything will focus on how passengers spend their time in the car, from touchscreen windows to virtual reality havens for video players.
But for now, no matter what we drive, or how we drive, we're likely to be listening all the time, looking for that connection.