Welcome to Boomtown


Introducing Studio 1430's newest show, dedicated to Baby Boomers. This generation defined a nation and as such, boast historical signifigance warranting a dedicated radio hour. Tune in every Saturday as we pay tribute to those Post WWII babies, born between 1946 and 1964. Join us as we celebrate the lifestyles, music, technology and more of the Baby Boomers. 

Did you Know?
  • In the United States, approximately 79 million babies were born during the Baby Boom
  • In 1966, Time magazine declared that “the Generation Twenty-Five and Under” would be its “Persons of the Year.”
In the 1985 study of U.S. generational cohorts by Schuman and Scott, a broad sample of adults was asked, "What world events over the past 50 years were especially important to them?" For the baby boomers the results were:
    - Baby Boomer cohort number one (born 1946 to 1955), the cohort who epitomized the cultural change of the sixties
  • Memorable events: the Cuban Missile Crisis, assassinations of JFK, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., political unrest, walk on the moon, risk of the draft into the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, social experimentation, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, civil rights movement, environmental movement, women's movement, protests and riots, Woodstock.
  • Key characteristics: experimental, individualism, free spirited, social cause oriented
  • Key members: Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
   - Baby Boomer cohort number two (born 1956–1964)
  • Memorable events: the Cold War, Vietnam War Watergate and Nixon's resignation, lowered drinking age in many states 1970–1976 (followed by raising), the oil embargo, raging inflation, gasoline shortages, Jimmy Carter's imposition of registration for the draft, Ronald Reagan, Live Aid.
  • Key characteristics: less optimistic, distrust of government, general cynicism. (wikipedia.org)
  Baby Boom Buzz Words  
     The Vietnam War
     Civil Rights Movement
     Women's Movement
     WoodstockCold War 

The Beatles
Elvis Presley
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
Carole King
Marvin Gaye
Led Zeppelin
Stevie Wonder

(By United Press International (UPI Telephoto) Cropping and retouching: User:Indopug and User:Misterweiss [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Blob (1958)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Graduate (1967)
Easy Rider (1969)
A Clockwork Orange (1970)

The Godfather (1972)
Jaws (1975)
All the Presiden't Men (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Apocolypse Now (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Reds (1981)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Dr. No (1962)

(photo credit: Licencing information : http://www.creativeclearance.com/guidelines.html#D2 (Some Like It Hot trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Cost Comparison Then to Now

  1960… to …1969 Today
average house $16,500 $27,900 $271,600
postage stamp 64¢
of gas
31¢ 35¢ $3.31
57¢ 62¢ $2.68
of milk
49¢ $1.10 $3.43

To Kill a Mockingbird 
Valley of the Dolls
The Feminine Mystique
The Outsiders
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Slaughterhouse 5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Wrinkle in Time
Catch 22
In Cold Blood

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(photo credit: By ABCTelevision. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

American Bandstand
The Brady Bunch
Gilligan's Island
The Twilight Zone
The Ed Sullivan Show
Happy Days


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