We thought July would be the perfect month to introduce our new Blog; since it is the month we here in the U.S.A. celebrate our freedom and independence; both of which are apparent in radio. We are very fortunate to live in a country where we are able to listen to what we want, where the hosts are able to talk about what they want and where there is so much choice. There are so many countries where governments censor what content can be broadcast to the frequency ranges that are available on the devices on which people listen.

Whether you listen on your traditional radio, your computer, your smartphone or you own a station; don’t ever take for granted the freedom that radio represents; it is the one medium that still allows millions of people to listen; connect and have a voice at the same moment. You don’t have to be wealthy or have a degree in order for your opinion to be heard. Radio is the medium still used by Voice of America  to provide news and information to an international audience and Radio Free Asia who brings free press to closed societies.

Radio also offers something for everyone. Whether you love gardening, home repair, politics, sports or just want to listen to music, you can generally find it on the radio. But radio is often more than just tuning into the topic of your choice; it’s how it relates to your life, the discussion that happens and being part of a community. And now, with the onset of social media there are additional opportunities for radio to generate discussion.

So if you haven’t listened lately, turn on your radio. If you need to find something new to listen to, watch our blog for an introduction to what else is available on the radio. Or if you have a favorite but are unable to find them anymore, send us an email at ccraneblog@ccrane.com and we may be able to find them for you or point you toward someone with a similar format. We appreciate and look forward to your input.