A person born between 1928 and 1945
My grandpa was a radio baby and so concerned about us not wasting any food.
Yeah, The Great Depression definitely left a mark on him.
|Boomer||A person born between 1946 and 1964|
|Gen Xer||A person born between 1965 and 1980|
|Millennial||A person born between 1981 and 1996|
|Gen Zer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Zoomer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Alpha||A person born between 2013 and 2025|
|OK Boomer||Whatever, old person|
A radio baby is a person that is part of The Silent Generation, the period when people are born between 1928 and 1945. They are born after members of The Greatest Generation and before the Baby Boomer (boomers) generation.
The name comes from the advent and subsequent prevalence of radios during the period in which they were born. In America, radio babies grew up during the Great Depression and World War II, which left an indelible mark on them. Because of this time of scarcity and uncertainty, their generation is significantly smaller than the generations before and after them.
In general, radio babies are parents of boomers and Gen Xers and grandparents of millennials and Gen Zers (aka zoomers). Additionally, the generation is often characterized as conforming to traditionalism (also known as "traditionalists"), hard-working, financially prudent, and resilient.