In the 1930s laws were proposed in Massachusetts and St. Louis to ban car radios out of fear that they would distract drivers and cause accidents or even lull a driver to sleep.
Back in the 1980’s people were able to download Video Games from a radio broadcast by recording the sounds onto a cassette tape that they could then play on their computers.
A British Radio sports commentator’s on-air innuendo was so funny, it caused a 2 mile long traffic jam because drivers who were listening couldn’t stop laughing.
The most powerful commercial radio station ever was WLW (700KHz AM), which during certain times in the 1930s broadcasted 500kW radiated power. At night, it covered half the globe. Neighbors within the vicinity of the transmitter heard the audio in their pots, pans, and mattresses.
There is a radio frequency emanating from Russia that has been broadcasting a “buzzer” like sound since 1982. No one knows where exactly it is coming from or what it means. Also periodically a voice reads orders, names, and numbers.
NASA has a radio station, and all they play is alternative rock.
Argentina used to have a radio station that was broadcasting from a mental institution in Buenos Aires and interviewed the patients. It had 12 million listeners and was called “Crazy Radio”.
Stephen King owns a classic rock’n’roll radio station that is #1 in the ratings and one of the few stations still live 24/7.
There is a radio station transmitting an intermittent beep since 1982 and nobody knows why. Occasionally Russian voices can be heard as well.
In 1972 a radio was designed that ‘sneezed’ every 6 months in order to protect the microprocessors from dust.