radio history

Timeline created by jason bonner
In Music
  • Marconi change date

    Marconi  change date
    marconi sent and recieved first radio signal.
  • audion tube

    audion tube
    a vacuum that amplified signals. Lee De Forest credited for inventing the audion tube. reginald fessenden was the original creator
  • First Radio News

    First Radio News
    The first known radio news program was broadcast by station 8MK, the unlicensed predecessor of WWJ (AM) in Detroit, Michigan
  • RADIO STATION KDKA

    RADIO STATION KDKA
    KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which in October 1920 received its license and went on the air as the first US licensed commercial broadcasting station on November 2, 1920 with the presidential election results as its inaugural show. The host was Frank Conrad.
  • THE FIRST BASEBALL GAME WAS BROADCASTED

    THE FIRST BASEBALL GAME WAS BROADCASTED
    The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was a Pittsburgh Pirates versus Philadelphia Phillies game on August 5, 1921. The game was broadcast by KDKA of Pittsburgh, and the Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5
  • First bible Sermon

    First bible Sermon
    In California, Joseph Franklin Rutherford transmitted his first radio Bible sermon
  • DAWN OF ADVERTISING

    DAWN OF ADVERTISING
    1922 WEAF aired a 10 minute for an apartment complex charging $50.
  • FRC

    FRC
    FRC was established to organize the licensing of transmitters, and assiigning radio station frequencies, call letters, and power limits.
  • THE ELVIS PRESLEY ALBUM WAS RELEASED

    THE ELVIS PRESLEY ALBUM WAS RELEASED
    The album spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock and roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts, and the first million-selling album of that genre.
  • Stairway to Heaven was released

    Stairway to Heaven was released
    Stairway to Heaven was released by Led Zeppelin.
  • Bob Marley

    Bob Marley
    Bob Marley died
  • Harry Caray

    Harry Caray
    Harry Caray died
  • Sirius Radio

    Sirius Radio
    Sirius Satellite Radio begins service