In 1922, the first stations in Oklahoma begin broadcasting a new technology that used radio waves for communication.

Before long, radios were a centerpiece in homes, with families gathered around them for entertainment and information. However, as the mid-century mark passed, a different technology would change everything. Television arrived in Tulsa in 1949, when KOTV began broadcasting. Just as radio had integrated itself into people’s lives, TV became a new necessity that would change American culture forever.

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