Learn "How Audio Technology Changed the World" with a special presentation by Ross Reynolds, KUOW's executive producer for community engagement. The event is in-person at the Kittitas County Historical Museum, free, and open to the public. Seating will be limited -- tickets will be available closer to the event date. This event is in partnership with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.
About This Program:
Although we live in a visual world, audio still has the power to create intimacy and spark the imagination like no other medium can. Veteran broadcaster Ross Reynolds explores the impact that audio transmission has had on society and storytelling, beginning with the first century of radio up to the modern age of audiobooks, internet streaming, podcasts, and smart speakers. How has audio transmission changed society, and what makes it such a still powerful form of communication?
Attendees will be encouraged to share stories of their formative audio experiences, and local radio broadcasters and podcasters will be invited to share their stories.