Ask Mr. Donn
The Roaring 20s
How did radio change American society?
Due to technological and industrial advances, radios became very inexpensive. Nearly anyone could afford one. Radio programs grew and spread throughout the frequencies allocated. During the 20s, radio was as important as the internet is today. Advertisers were able to spread the word about new or advanced consumer goods. News was spread throughout the country in a rapid fashion. New music and dance styles were also spread via radio. The Roaring 20s