Radio History - Macie Boone

  • Feb 6, 1052

    American Forces Radio

    Music In the Air began showcasing the recordings of many artists nightly 7 to 8 P.M. This was broadcast overseas on American Forces Radio for soldiers and American personnel stationed in Europe.
  • Invention of radio

    Invention of radio
    Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio. The first signal was sent and recieved in 1895. Some people believe he was not the first to send a succesful radio signal, and that it was just a good case of public relations.
  • First voice to be transmitted

    First voice to be transmitted
    Brazilian priest Roberto Landell de Moura was the first to transmit the human voice wirelessly. His voice traveled for a distance of approximately 5.0 miles on June 3, 1900, in front of journalists and the General Consul of Great Britain.
  • Audion Tube

    Audion Tube
    Lee De Forest created the audion tube. It is a vaccume tube that amplifies signals. Many people believe Reginald Fessender actually did it, but for some reason didn't make it in the history books.
  • First song to be played on Radio

    First song to be played on Radio
    A radio station in Brant Rock was doing achristmas program over the radio. The first song to be played over radio was O Holy Night, played on a violin. Fessenden, the inventor of radio himself, played it.
  • RMS Titanic sank

    RMS Titanic sank
    Radio played a major part in the survival of the people on board when it sank. While in distress, they contacted many nearby ships via. radio signals. Radio played a rol in saving many lives.
  • First radio factory

    First radio factory
    Marconi opened the world's first radio factory. Located at New Street Works in Chelmsford, England. This was the first transmission of what is now known as AM radio.
  • Radio Act of 1912

    Radio Act of 1912
    After the sinking of the Titanic, many large ships adopted radio. The Radio Act of 1912 required all ships to maintain 24-hour radio watch and keep in contact with nearby ships and coastal radio stations. This was in order to possibly save more lives like on the Titanic.
  • First Radio Station

    First Radio Station
    The first radio station was run by Frank Conrad. Because a record player would not broadcast out, he would set the microphone next to the phonograph and broadcast music out that way. Was first named 8XK but was later renamed KDKA and is now a news station run out of Pennsylvania.
  • First Radio Ad

    First Radio Ad
    Radio stations would bake money by companies advertizing through them. the first ad was run by WEAF. It was a 10 minute broadcast advertizing a new apartment complex.
  • FRC-Federal Radio Commision

    FRC-Federal Radio Commision
    Created because uncle charlie stations were overriding signals of radio stations with paid advertisers. The FCR organized liscensing of transmitters, assigned radio stations, call letters, and power limits. Was later renamed Federal Communications Commision.
  • NBC's Slumber Hour

    NBC's Slumber Hour was a broadcasts, which mixed chamber music with occasional lullaby-style vocals. Afternoon tea and supper-time instrumental programs of soothing light classics and subdued pops proved especially congenial. Many stations continued to offer their own versions of 'slumber music' thereafter.
  • Golden Era of Radio

    Golden Era of Radio
    During the 30's and 40's was the great depression. Although people were having hard times many eople would still save up for a radio. It provided an escape from thinking about the bad situation america was in at the time.
  • FM broadcasting

    FM broadcasting
    Major Edwn Armstron invented the FM transmitter. Which had a stronger signal than the one before. Because of the new FM bradcasting people had to buy new radios.
  • Radio's Demise

    Radio's Demise
    When TV started to become more popular radio became less relavent. Advertisers quit selling to radio stations and moved to TV. Many radio shows also moved to TV.