Coverage of the Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama, WCBS 880 New York, Part 2 | January 20, 2009

President Barack Obama

How did radio cover the last presidential inauguration? We just happened to be recording the audio for posterity from Connecticut, monitoring the various AM news outlets. Here’s another sample.

In Segment 2, ceremonies leading up to the inauguartion of Vice President Joe Biden. President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney (in a wheelchair) exit. Much of this segment features commentary from the CBS radio network.

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  1. The David

    This is definitely the wrong time to be posting this. It borders on being inflammatory. Definitely in bad taste.

    • I disagree. This is a radio history site. I am not in any way trying to upset anyone, merely attempting to compare radio’s coverage from then to now. I am not surprised by your comment, as this is a very polarizing election year. I posted the 2008 election coverage purely out of historical significance and not to upset anyone. I hope this explains it. The next president who gets inaugurated, I will post the radio coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration out of a sense of historical observation. And that’s all.

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