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Posted: February 21, 2011
"Onda Latina: The Mexican American Experience" radio show from late '70s
We sometimes claim that these texts allow us to hear the voices of the past, but radio recordings let us to hear the tenor of those conversations. With the advent of radio in the 1920s, people found a medium that bridged the spoken word and the printed page, household and community.
With the purchase of a radio and the turn of a dial, people could hear worlds far beyond their immediate neighborhood. In the 1930s, radio became part of the political landscape. The intimacy of radio listening made presidential addresses fireside chats.
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*Audio files of 226 broadcasts of "The Mexican American Experience," produced by The Longhorn Radio Network are available at Onda Latina thanks to the College of Liberal Arts, the Nettie Lee Benson Library, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Department of History, FASTEX, and the Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Service; all of The University of Texas at Austin.