In 1979, there was a hit record titled Video Killed the Radio Star. That idea is kind of funny to me now. Radio may not be the big influence it once was, it doesn’t seem to be disappearing. Yes, in the first half of the 20th century, radio had a much bigger role of our lives. The radio provided the kind of programming we have on TV today. There were sitcoms, police dramas, adventure series, soap operas, variety shows, news, and even gossip shows. And in between all those were segments devoted to the hit songs of the day.