Today is a special day for Citizens Band enthusiasts. It's National CB Radio Day!
On October 2, 1978, President Jimmy Carter issued a statement proclaiming October 4 (10-4) as National CB Radio Day. He acknowledged the use of CB radio for emergency communications both on and off the road and noted that the use of radio enabled citizens to actively participate in the enhancement of public safety.
Carter said, "While CB is primarily for emergency use, the nonemergency channels bring enjoyment and companionship to millions of Americans" Carter said, "including my own family."
Carter's family was not the "first" First Family exposed to the Citizens Band craze of that era. First Lady Betty Ford was also reportedly an avid CB radio operator. Her CB "handle" was "First Mama".
In honor of National CB Radio Day (or "10-4" Day as it is also known), Buy Two Way Radios is giving away a FREE T-Shirt and CB Radio Quick Reference Card with the purchase of select Galaxy and Uniden CB radios! No promo code needed. Your free items will automatically be shipped with your order.
The CB Radio Day promotion is valid from October 4 through midnight October 7. If you are looking for a new CB radio, antenna, hand microphone or other accessory, now may be a great time to pick one up!
For the complete presidential statement, read Jimmy Carter: 10-4 Day Statement by the President, October 2, 1978. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.