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Thursday, August 27, 2015

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 28

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FIRST RADIO COMMERCIAL

Profile America -- Friday, August 28th. What is believed to be the nation's first radio commercial was broadcast on the new medium on this date 93 years ago. Station WEAF in New York City carried that first ad -- not for soap or automobiles -- but for a group of apartment buildings in Queens. The cost was $100 for a 10-minute sales pitch. At the time, there were just 30 stations in the whole country, and only 60,000 households had receivers. By 1929, there were more than 10 times the number of stations, and the number of households with radios surpassed 10 million. Now, there are over 6,700 radio stations in the nation. Some two-thirds of Americans over the age of 12, around 117 million people, access the medium daily. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2333
Content of commercial: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/29/160265990/first-radio-commercial-hit-airwaves-90-years-ago
Early radio and household statistics: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 796
Radio stations/NAICS 51511: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Daily reach: http://www.rab.com/public/marketingGuide/DataSheet.cfm?id=9

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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U.S. Census Bureau

CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

Web Site: http://www.census.gov


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International Entertainment News

Radio station burned down in Burkina Faso

Radio station burned down in Burkina Faso

NEW YORK, 27 August 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an arson attack on the independent Radio Manegmoogo in Burkina Faso on Monday and calls on authorities to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. The attack comes in the run-up to elections scheduled in October in a country that spent almost three decades under the authoritarian rule of recently ousted President Blaise Compaore, according to news reports.




The majority of Burkina Faso's population listens to the radio every day, according to news reports citing Development Media International, a regional organization that runs TV and radio campaigns.




"The attack on Radio Manegmoogo effectively hinders an entire community from exercising its right to be informed-which is particularly grievous in the run-up to presidential elections," said Peter Nkanga, CPJ's West Africa representative. "We call on Burkinabè authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice."




Unidentified individuals on Monday night attacked a security guard of Radio Manegmoogo, in the north central town of Pissila, and then set fire to the station, according to news reports. The security guard suffered a head injury and was found lying in his blood, news reports said. It is unclear if the guard has been able to identify the perpetrators.




Emmanuel Bamogo, the owner of the station and once mayor of the town, told CPJ that the station could no longer broadcast because all of its equipment, including the solar panels which powered the station, was damaged in the fire.




Bamogo said the station had not received recent threats and that he could not point to any critical reports that could have led to the attack. The station covers local news and entertainment, and rebroadcasts news from the national broadcaster Radio Télévision du Burkinaand from Radio France Internationale.




Bamogo told CPJ that police were investigating the attack. CPJ could not immediately reach the police for comment.


SOURCE Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)


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