on air: a history of broadcasting in the mahoning valley

Explore more than eighty years of the the Mahoning Valley on air – see the equipment used as well as images of broadcasters and their stories.

The modern Mahoning Valley broadcast market is saturated with competitors in radio, television, and digital media. This was not always the case. Mahoning Valley residents heard the first intermittent sounds of local radio programming in the 1920s. Since then, the broadcast landscape has advanced beyond recognition from those first humming transmissions.

The exhibit On Air is open Tuesday-Friday in the Business & Media Archives Center in the Carriage House behind the Arms Family Museum.