In a special presentation that aired last night, radio was named the second most important gadget of all time.
“101 Gadgets of All Time,” produced by A&E Television networks in conjunction with POPULAR MECHANICS and technology journalists, ranked radio ahead of television and personal computers.
The segment, for which ARBITRON supplied the data, noted that despite popular belief, radio will never “go away” and continues to have a strong listener base, exceeding 236 million.
Also noted was the strength of network radio, which features talk hosts that often draw larger audiences than many television shows.
The Top 10
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5. Personal Computers
6. Portable Air Conditioner
7. Rotary Phone
9. Alarm Clock