Salt Lake Community College exhibit of antique radios. Radio has a long history and a strong influence in the American culture, but a lesser known fact is that radio began as a hobby. The first voices and music heard over the radio came from Reginald Fessenden in December 1906. He initially broadcasted to anyone who had a radio, which was a luxury at the time. Then came “The Golden Age of Radio,” circa 1930-1955. During this period, creators connected with their audiences through radio plays, advertisements, and music. Society started embracing this new medium as a mainstream form of entertainment. It was through these years of radio that listeners really developed a connection and rapport with broadcasters. Not only did audiences listen to the radio for news, but would look to the broadcasters for opinions, and generally they began to become household friends.
In Memorium: The Photographic Work of Jonathan Stowers was exhibited at the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery, South City Campus. "[Photography] was a true passion for [Stowers]. He showed his deepest emotions through his art," Kim Mazza, a friend of Stowers, said. "To understand his images was to understand him." Mazza, describes the content of his photographs as, "the wraps worn in his autobiographical images were a metaphor for protection. The interaction between his wrapped body and the landscape, expressed how isolated and misunderstood Jonathan felt." Terry Martin, the curator of the exhibit had these comments: "I hope this exhibit allows you to connect to Jonathan in your own way or to inspire you to go off on your own 'Photo safari' perhaps to explore your own personal journey." There is a scholarship foundation in Stowers' name.