Click on the link here for Audio Player: This Is San Francisco – Jan. 11, 1950
The thing about history is that it’s not always about the sweeping gestures and defining moments over a period of time. Those “do you remember where you were when . . .” moments are pretty few and far between. Yet, when we look back over a decade or a year or a century, we tend to gloss over the small moments in favor of the big ones. And sometimes you walk away with the feeling that history is about the chronicling of chaos. It isn’t. Not all of it anyway.
For an example of what a typical day sounded like in a typical city in a typical year, here is a broadcast from KCBS-AM in San Francisco. A morning show called This Is San Francisco. Nothing unusual about it – just talking about the goings on in the city and the rainy morning this January 11th was that year.
Just a typical day in the city, not earth shattering, not life-defining. Here is This Is San Francisco for Wednesday January 11, 1950.