My radio career took place at a time when the formality of years gone by had passed.
In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, announcers would voice their name by saying, “This is so-and-so.”
In those days, radio announcers dressed in suits, white shirts and neckties, even though the audience could not see them. I remember doing that at my first few jobs – wearing a suit and tie always made me feel at the top of my game.
But in the 1950s, casual attire was fine for radio people, and clothing requirements began a downward trend until it didn’t very much matter what a radio air talent wore. That holds true today.