August 20th Special Days - Featuring 22+ Radio Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 1 comments
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Image: On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio | Kindle Edition | by John Dunning (Author). Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (May 7, 1998)
On the Air

August 20th is... National Radio Day, International Day of Medical Transporters, National Bacon Lover's Day, National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, Virtual Worlds Day, National Lemonade Day, World Mosquito Day, St. Oswin's Day, St. Philbert's Day, St. Stephen's Festival (Budapest, Hungary)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Turn Up the Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972, by Harvey Kubernik (Author), Roger Steffens (Afterword), Tom Petty (Foreword). Publisher: Santa Monica Press (April 15, 2014)National Radio Day
-- Radio is more than the warm sound from a Neumann U87, NPR's virtual house microphone. Radio is the lives we touch. This is a time for communities across the country to celebrate the radio. The goal is to strengthen the radio ecosystem, highlighting all kinds of radio, but especially stations that focus on local service.

Read: Turn Up the Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972
-- Combining oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative, Turn Up the Radio! captures the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972. Featuring hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and images of memorabilia, this collection highlights dozens of iconic bands and musicians, including the Doors, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, CSN, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, Ike, and Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Thee Midniters, Sonny and Cher, and many others.

Image: ClearClick Retro AM/FM Radio with Bluetooth | Classic Wooden Vintage Retro Style SpeakerRetro AM/FM Radio with Bluetooth -- This radio's beautiful, handmade wood exterior will make it the centerpiece of your home. This radio's tuning and volume can be easily adjusted with the convenient front knobs. You can also use this radio as a Bluetooth speaker, playing music from your phone, tablet, computer, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Makes a great gift for anyone who loves a wooden, vintage look for their home!

Image: Radio Classics: Old Time Radio Shows (Original Radio Broadcasts Collector Series) | Audio CD – Box set | by Various (Artist). Publisher: Nostalgia Ventures; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2004)Radio Classics: Old Time Radio Shows -- Return to radio's Golden Age with Radio Classics, a 20-hour collection featuring forty of the greatest shows ever to hit the airwaves. From The Aldrich Family Making Henry Jealous on October 13, 1939 -- to Father Knows Best Anniversary Secret on April 19, 1951 -- to The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Valentine Card on February 13, 1945 -- to Knock on May 22, 1955.

Image: Elenco FM Radio Kit | Build this kit to assemble a monophonic FM receiver (88-108mhz) with electronic auto-scanElenco FM Radio Kit -- Build this kit to assemble a monophonic FM receiver (88-108mhz) with an electronic auto-scan. Will help you understand the basics of working with printed circuit boards. Become familiar with a variety of electronic components. Develop good soldering skills.

Radio Coloring and Activity Books

Image: 50 Stories: 50 Years in Radio | Kindle Edition | by Brian Wilson (Author). Publication Date: September 28, 2018
50 Stories: 50 Years in Radio
Amazon Freebies:

📻 Read Radio ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

📻 Free Radio apps

📻 Free Radio games

📻 Free Radio webcasts

📻 Listen to Radio Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

📻 Watch Radio Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

📻 Listen to Radio Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

📻 Free Alexa Skills | Radio

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

📻 12 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Radio Day

📻 Mine The Gap: A Practical Manual for Sonic IDs and Interstitial Broadcast Time

📻 9 FREE ESL radio worksheets

📻 Printable Amateur Radio Logbooks

📻 War of the Worlds: A Broadcast Re-Creation

📻 Amateur Radio Operator Certificate

📻 Free Old Time Radio Shows from The Golden Age of Radio!

📻 Radio Coloring Pages

📻 Radiation King Radio Papercraft (Fallout: New Vegas)

📻 Radio Papercrafts

📻 Travel Radio Podcast Printables

📻 Turn your PC or Smartphone into a virtual Ham Radio station

📻 The Adventures of Zack and Max - Ham Radio To The Rescue! - free coloring books and comic books

📻 History of Radio Printables | TPT

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I didn't know they have that many celebrations today! I guess I am celebrating Stay-at-home Parents day! I stay home with my son everyday!

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