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Radio Smithsonian, a weekly half-hour magazine-format radio program, is inaugurated and is carried on local radio stations in the Washington, D.C., area and educational radio stations around the country and overseas. Production supervision is assigned to the Office of Public Affairs during the period 1969-1975. In FY 1976, the production unit will be transferred to the Office of Telecommunications.


  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Telecommunications
  • Radio Smithsonian


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 177.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


Summer, 1969


  • Public relations
  • Broadcasting
  • Public programs
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History


Washington (D.C.)

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