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History of Broadcasting

  • cathode-ray tube.

    K.F. Braun invents the cathode-ray tube.
  • wireless telephony

    Reginald Fessenden invents wireless telephony, It means for radio waves to carry signals a significant distance for hearing.
  • The Radio Act

    The Radio Act of 1912 assigns three and four letter codes to radio stations and limits broadcasting to the 360m wavelength, which jams signals.
  • The first Commercial

    The first Commercial
    KDKA, a Pittsburgh Westinghouse station, transmits the first commercial radio broadcast.
  • Radio Act of 1912

    Reacting to problems posed by the Radio Act of 1912, the Commerce Department allows powerful stations to use the 400m wavelength as long as they only broadcast live music.
  • The First Televison Transmission

    Russian immigrant Vladimir Kosma Zworykin patents the iconoscope, the first television transmission tube. He patents the first color tube in 1925. A.C. Nielsen Company is founded and provides measurements of radio audiences for advertisers.
  • First Opera

    Radio's The Smith Family introduces the soap opera format.
  • NBC

    RCA, General Electric and Westinghouse establish NBC, which operates two national radio networks.
  • CBS

    CBS is founded by William S. Paley.
  • Television's in America

    There are nearly 40,000 television sets in the United States; 9,000 of them are in New York City alone.
  • Act of 1934

    The Communications Act of 1934 creates the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates broadcasting.
  • Batman Cartoon

    Robert Kane introduces the Batman cartoon.
  • Color Televison

    CBS demonstrates color television in New York. WNBT, the first regularly operating television station
  • Yankees wins

    The Yankees beat the Dodgers in seven games in the first televised World Series.
  • Emmy awards

    The first Emmy Awards are handed out on January 25