NPR’s “The Impact Of CDs On The Music Industry” From 1983 Is A Fascinating Listen

Take a list to what seems to be NPR’s first reference to the CD in a story by Ira Flatow from March 18, 1983 entitled, “Digital Compact Audio Disc System.” NPR’s science correspondent Ira Flatow was explaining a soon-to-be released audio technology.

Is your social life in trouble because you panic when someone picks up one of your precious recordings, or are you just the opposite – one who couldn’t care less about the quality of the music but wants total convenience? Well, folks, for both of you, relief is in sight. It’s called the compact audio disc – the CD.