History of Broadcasting Blog

Our blog commemorates the history of broadcasting from the Golden Age of Radio to the Early Days of Television. We cover the people and stations who made history especially those from the Cincinnati area.

Television Musical Chairs

December 21, 2012

Future broadcast history is being made today in the form of some significant changes in the Greater Cincinnati television business. Recently national media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcasting purchased WKRC television, also known as “Local 12.” This purchase is significant because the station becomes the largest and most influential station in the... Continue Reading »

Powel Crosley Jr.

Powel Crosley Jr’s “Pinecroft”

December 21, 2012

In 1925, as Powel Crosley’s company became the world’s largest manufacturer of radios, Powel and his wife, Gwen, took a vacation to Europe. The Crosley’s were starting to enjoy the financial fruits of the trendy radio business and the trip provided an opportunity to plan the next venture for the... Continue Reading »

Vocalist Juanita Vastine sang professionally as Georgia Brown for WLW

Sweet Georgia Brown

December 21, 2012

Former WLW vocalist Juanita Vastine passed away on September 13, 2012 at the age of 94 after a brief illness. Juanita was known professionally as Georgia Brown when she started her career as a vocalist near Butler, Kentucky. In the early days of WWII, Georgia was hired as a staff... Continue Reading »

Hello and Welcome!

December 21, 2012

Hello and welcome to a new place to visit on the Media Heritage website… our History of Broadcasting Blog. In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated on the endless flow of history as it grows out of the present. We’ll report on the passing of legendary broadcasters but also... Continue Reading »