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The CB Community: Folklore in the Modern World

Viewed broadly, the CB community includes anyone who has and uses a CB (Citizen's Band) radio. But for many CBers in the D. C. area, two way radio is more than an occasional convenience to help drivers. It is the basis of an ongoing and richly-interactive community. CB people meet and socialize over the radio and at CB events; they create informal networks and organize special clubs, such as the Legal CB Operators of America who helped prepare this year's CB presentation for the Folklife Festival. The members of this club are mainly from northern Virginia, and their regularly-monitored or "home" channels are 19 and 27.

CB social events are ...

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