Tickets available for “Early Days of Radio” luncheon Sept. 12 at KCC

An old radio in front of colorful wallpaper.

Kellogg Community College’s Lifelong Learning Department will host a lunch-and-learn event about the early days of radio this month on campus in Battle Creek.

The “Early Days of Radio in Michigan Luncheon” will run from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the lobby of the College’s Binda Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. A buffet lunch will begin a noon; the presentation will run from 1 to 2 p.m.

“Early Days of Radio” presents the history of the first commercial radio stations and the programs of the era. As public interest in radio increased and radio sales ballooned in the early 20th century, radio soon became an all-American pastime. From the mid-1920s to the 1950s, hundreds of network programs were created, with some of the most popular originating in Detroit, Chicago and New York City. The KCC presentation will share many wonderful memories from the early days of radio.

Tickets for the event are $15 each and can be purchased online via the Lifelong Learning Department’s online event page. Tickets can also be purchased:

  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 305 of the Lane Thomas Building on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek

For more information about this or other KCC Lifelong Learning events and classes, email or call 269-965-4134.

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