Hittorical radio and music events

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In Music
  • first radio waves

    first radio waves
    Heinrich Hertz detects and produces radio waves
  • first radio link

    first radio link
    Marconi establishes first radio link between England and France.
  • human speech via radio waves

    human speech via radio waves
    American scientist R.A. Fessenden transmists human speech via radiowaves.
  • transmission radio waves

    transmission radio waves
    Valdemar Poulsen patents an arc transmission that generates continuous radio waves, producing a frequency of 100 kHz and receivable over 150 miles
  • first radio transmission of music

    first radio transmission of music
    First radio transmission of music at Graz, Austria
  • radio gains publicity

    radio gains publicity
    Radio communications gain publicity when the captain of the Montrose alerts Scotland via radio of an escaping criminal
  • Most powerful radio transmitter

    Most powerful radio transmitter
    Armstrong develops the superheterodyne radio receiver. The principle for this receiver is the basis for all radio receivers now in use.
    A 200 kW alternator starts operating at Station NFF, the Naval station in New Brunswick NJ, which was the most powerful radio transmitter of the time.
  • educational radio

    educational radio
    Educational programming originating at the UM grows.
    The Regents of the UM become interested in radio.
    WJR cuts the UM's educational broadcasts for commercial broadcasting.
    Edward Armstrong patents wide-band frequency modulation (FM radio).
  • Sony offers transistor radio

    Sony offers transistor radio
    Sony offers a miniature transistor radio. This is one of the first mass-produced consumer AM/FM radios.
    The studios in the UM dormitories jorn forces, and "The Campus Broadcasting Network" is born as WCBN-AM
  • CBN first radio broadcast

    CBN first radio broadcast
    CBN moves into the new Student Activities Building, and its studios start to become centralized.
    Allan Ginsberg's controvesial poem, "Howl" is broadcast for the first time.
  • WCBN is centralized

    WCBN is centralized
    WCBN studios are completely centralized in the SAB. CBN's identity becomes stronger as its programming becomes increasingly eclectic and challenging
  • birth of educational radio

    birth of educational radio
    U-M President Robben Fleming urges that WCBN should be used only for educational purposes and restricted to students only.
  • Cher sings at superbowl

    Cher sings at superbowl
    Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII
  • Raitt inducted into rock hall of fame

    Raitt inducted into rock hall of fame
    Bonnie Raitt inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • sex change in the music industry

    sex change in the music industry
    David Palmer, former keyboard player for Jethro Tull changed his name to Dee Palmer after a successful sex change operation. Palmer was the keyboard player for Jethro Tull between 1969 and 1980