The Insurgent Radio Kiosk
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This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, August 16 Music: Rapid Roy On this day in 1900, Racine hosted its first automobile race. The course was through fourteen unpaved miles to Western Union Junction and back to Racine. The racers were A.J. Horlick and Robert W. Hindley. Horlick started the race in the lead […]
This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, August 9 On this day in 1930, animated character Betty Boop made her debut. She first appeared in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, which was produced by Max Fleischer. Fleischer is the founder of Fleischer Studios and creator of several beloved animated characters, including Betty Boop, Popeye, and […]
This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, July 12 Music: The World Was Wide Enough [or another song you might find appropriate given the trivia of the day] On this day in 1804, former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. The event, along […]
This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, July 5 Music: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Today, in 1852, Frederick Douglass gave his speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester. The speech condemns the celebration of Independence day as a hypocritical […]
This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, June 28th Today in 1838, Queen Victoria was crowned queen of the United Kingdom. Her coronation took place in Westminster Abbey, London. Queen Victoria’s reign lasted 63 years until 1901. She holds the second-longest reign of the United Kingdom in recorded history, surpassed by the current monarch, […]
This is the insurgent radio kiosk for Monday, June 7 Today in 1926, the first airmail service flew from Milwaukee County Airport. The mail was delivered along the Dickinson Line, which operated from Chicago to St. Paul with stops at Milwaukee and LaCrosse. Airmail remains the most effective method of mail delivery. Tonight at six […]