Coast Community Radio will be celebrating National Radio Day on August 20. This event honors radio broadcasts in the United States. WWJ in Detroit, Mich., was the first radio station in the world to broadcast regularly scheduled programs starting on Aug. 20, 1920. Everyone is encouraged to participate and appreciate the importance of radio.

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. To make the radio a reality, it required a number of different inventions and discoveries including both transmission and reception methods as well as technology. To celebrate National Radio Day, listen to Coast Community Radio stations and give a special recognition to your local radio personalities.

Aug. 20 is also National Lemonade Day. Join the station at 14th Street and Exchange Street in Astoria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a dose of radio and a tall glass of lemonade.

Coast Community Radio broadcasts along the Oregon and Southwest Washington coast. Listen at KMUN 91.9 Astoria, KTCB 89.5 Tillamook, KCPB 90.9fm Warrenton and streaming on the website coastradio.org.

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