Old radio

Radio History

  • Marconi Invented Radio

    Marconi Invented Radio
    Marconi invented what is known today as the radio. There has been specualtion on if he did actually create the radio, or if he was a good PR guy. But we wpn't know who actually came up with the idea because if you walked around saying you invented something back in the 1890's people would believe you.
  • Lee De Forest Created the Audion Tube

    Lee De Forest Created the Audion Tube
    Lee De Forest supposedly created the idea of the Audion tube, but some think otherwise. This might be just another case of a godd PR guy that could sell himself. People believe that Reginald Fessenden actua;;y came up with the idea and Forest borrowed the idea.
  • O Holy Night

    O Holy Night
    One of the first signals of significant power that carried voice and music was said to have been accomplished in 1906 by Reginald Fessenden[1] when he made a Christmas Eve broadcast to ships at sea from Massachusetts. He played "O Holy Night" on his violin and read passages from the Bible. It should be noted that recent researchers have cast doubt on this story: there is little doubt that Fessenden did ground-breaking experiments with voice and music; however the Christmas Eve broadcast may be a
  • Charles Herrod (Musical)

    Charles Herrod (Musical)
    Charles Herrold of San Jose, California sent out broadcasts as early as April 1909 from his Herrold School electronics institute in downtown San Jose, using the identification San Jose Calling, and then a variety of different call signs as the Department of Commerce began to regulate radio.[3] His station was first called FN, then SJN (probably illegally). By 1912, the United States government began requiring radio operators to obtain licenses to send out signals. Herrold received licenses for 6
  • First Radio Broadcast for Opera (Musical)

    First Radio Broadcast for Opera (Musical)
    On January 13, 1910, the first public radio broadcast was an experimental transmission of a live Metropolitan Opera House performance of several famous opera singers. This was an experimental because the people didn;t know if they could put the singers on the radio.
  • Titanic Sinking

    Titanic Sinking
    When the Titanic sank, radio played a major role in saving lifes on that ship. If there wasn't radio on the ship, people wouldn't have known that it had sank until it didn't show up at the port. So the radio helped save many lifes in the sinking of the Titanic.
  • 8XK, First Radio Station

    8XK, First Radio Station
    8XK is uspposedly the first or one of the first radio stations. Later it's name changed to KDKA, and is still opertaing today. This radio station is located in Pennsylvania.
  • WEAF Aired the First Commercial

    In 1922. WEAF aired the first radio commercial. The commerical was about an apartment complex that was charging $50 for their apartments.
  • FRC Establishment

    FRC Establishment
    The FRC was established in 1927 to try and get rid of the Uncle Charlie radios. This organization helped organize he licensing of transmitters and they also assigned radio frequencies.
  • Golden Era

    Golden Era
    The Golden Era was in the middle of the Great Depression, and during his time people were hurting for money. Radio provided an escape for people to get away from the reality of life. Radio also provide a family medium for the family to listen to together.
  • First FM Radio

    First FM Radio
    This is the first radio that was created with an FM radio. It was created by Edward Armstrong. This radio was used so that you could change the stations between AM or FM in a quick second. The FM normally had the music playing & the AM normally played your favorite shows, plays, etc.
  • The Smaller Radio

    The Smaller Radio
    As you can see, the next newest radio was made similar to the one before just smaller & with this one, it's possible to carry around other than the first one, which is too large. This was a bid milestone in radio history that made radios from big boxes to carrying size.
  • The Music Radio

    The Music Radio
    From radio's before, they were always used for listening to your favorite shows. But this one, it's often associated with rock-and-roll radio from the 1970s. This radio is also made more portable than the previous ones.
  • Boom Box

    Boom Box
    The boom box helped music alot in the 1980's. It also helped radios by people walking around carrying their big boom boxes playing their favorite radio stations. This was a big revolution in the radio and music industries.
  • Today's Radio

    Today's Radio
    Satellite radio knocked the previous year radios's off the charts. In the 2000s the XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio began. XM radio has over 170 crystal clear, digital channels, covering a wide range of entertainment from music to sports, news and talk shows. All channels are commercial free. The line-up also includes sports, entertainment, and original programming. With the finding of satellite radio everyone could play radio stations everywhere.