History of radio

  • 1st Signal

    1st Signal
    Guglielmo Marconi was the Physicist who supposedly invented radio. He sent the first radio signal an astonishing 2.4 kilometers during the summer of 1895. Marconi was awarded the nobel peace prize for his historical contribution.
  • Amplifier

    Lee De Forest supposedley invented the first radio amplifier. it allows radio messages to be transmitted further. He called himself the "Father of Radio". It is believed that Forest did not actually invent the amplifier but, a Canadian man named Reginald Fessenden.
  • Titanic

    The usage of radio on ocean vessles and ships had become widespread. When the titanic sunk, the radio transmissions saved over 700 lives. Radio became even more popular after this occurance.
  • AM (amplitude Modulation)

    AM (amplitude Modulation)
    ever wondered what AM stands for on your radio? well now you know! Amplitude modualation is changing the formation of the height of the radio waves. this is now only used for talking since FM has more clarity in its sound.
  • First Radio Station

    First Radio Station
    8XK was the first ever radio station created! The name was later changed to be KDKA, and it is still used toda in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Frank Conrad was the creator of the first radio station
  • Uncle Charlies

    Uncle Charlies
    Uncle Charlie was another name used for personal or independent Radio Stations. Anyone withthe money and equipment for a radio station could create one. Broadcasting personal stations became a big problem later on in their time.
  • 1st Advertisement

    1st Advertisement
    The first Advertisement Broadcasted over the radio was done by the radio company known as WEAF. WEAF advertised Queensboro Corporation, sell an Apartment complex. it is said that their were other advertisements before this one but WEAF's was the first to ever be recorded.
  • Federal Radio Comission

    Federal Radio Comission
    The Federal radio comission was a governmental body created due to the accesive amount of Uncle Charlies (Personal radio stations). Advertiser continued to complain about Uncle Charlies taking over their frequencies and not allowing them to commercialize their products. They were spending money for nothing and the were genuinely upset.
  • Call Letters

    Call Letters
    Call Letters were created by the Federal Radio Commision members to deter confusion about similar frequencies. The letters W and K were the two designated letters for Commercial stations. W meant that is was east of the Mississippe river and K meant it was west of the Mississippi river
  • Radio City Music Hall

    Radio City Music Hall
    Created in respnse to the great Depression and growing attention to radio and music, the Radio City Music Hall by Rockafeller. This became a landmark in 1978 because of its historical importance
  • TV vs Radio

    TV vs Radio
    With the extremely popular televisions on the rise radio was most certainly losing its flare. People said that radio would analogous to shifting from horses to cars. But that isn't the case today because of music. Music was the savior of radio
  • FM Frequency Modulation

    FM Frequency Modulation
    Frequency Modulation is the other station on your radio that you always wonder about. FM is the process of extending and collapsing the distance of the radiowaves. this frequency is only used for music because of its sound clarity. Edwin Howard Armstong was the first to disturb the frequency of a wave.
  • Music

    As Major Edwin Armstrong made the FM Radio, Music became the savior of Radio. radio began to play music on FM radio waves and did all of the talking on the AM radio waves. music was aessential for the survival of radio
  • Transistor

    John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley all participated in the creation of the transistor. The transistor was a powerful tool used to amplify frequencies as well as change them completely. this invention historically changed television and radio forever.
  • Gunsmoke

    One of the many radio shows Listened to in the Golden Age of radio. Gunsmoke was the first adult Western show broadcasted on the radio. it as well as many other radio shows competed against up and coming television.