Radio/Music History

Timeline created by NikkiGoings
In Music
  • Piano Sonata No. 28

    In 1816, Beethoven completed his manuscript for piano sonata no. 28
  • First radio signal

    In 1895, an Italian named Marconi sent and recived the very first radio signal ever.
  • Telefunken

    In 1903, the company telefunken was founded as the "Telefunken society for wireless telefon."
  • US Patent Office

    In 1904, Marconi was awarded a patent for the invention of the radio.
  • Audion Tube

    In 1906, Lee De Forest created ( or borrowed ) the audion tube, which is a vacuum tube that amplifies signals.
  • Nobel prize in physics

    In 1909. Marconi and Karl Ferdinand Braun, were awarded the "Nobel Prize of Physics"
  • Titanic

    In 1912, the Titanic sank. If it wasn't for the radio, every single person on that ship would of died.
  • First radio broadcast

    In 1916, the first radio broadcasts were aired on 9XM, which is now WHA.
  • KDKA

    In 1920, 8XK, which was later renamed KDKA, was created. KDKA still aires to this day.
  • WEAF

    WEAF aired a 10 minute commercial for an apartment complex, charging $50 total.
  • FRC

    FRC had been established.
  • Radios in homes

    By 1933, 2/3 of Americans had radios inside their homes.
  • Transistorized Radio

    In 1960, Sony introduced their first Transistorized radio, which was small enough to fit inside someones pocket.
  • WUCFFM

    In 1978, WUCFFM started playing jazz music, and still is to this day in Orlando.
  • ASCAP

    In 2004, the industry-wide fees payable to ASCAP was $176 million.