RadioHistory

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In Music
  • ancient music

    ancient music
    people were studying ancient music before the 1800's. in the 1720's Johann Pepusch created a Academy of Ancient Music. There you could study music by Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria, William Byrd, Thomas Morley, and many others.
  • First radio signal

    First radio signal
    Marconi was an intalian inventor who is said to have invented radio. He was the first to send and recieve a radio signal. Many aren't sure if Marconi really was the first or if he only said he was.
  • John Baviera

    John Baviera
    John Baviera invented radio in Spain in 1902. After seeing Marconi's work, he started working on his own system. He also worked with Marconi on createing a wireless communication system.
  • Audion Tube

    Audion Tube
    Was an amplifier made by Lee De Forest. It was used to increase the signals of the electric signals being sent. Is belivied that a Canadian inventor named Reginald Fessenden was the first to invent this but never made it to the history books.
  • First atonal pieces

    First atonal pieces
    The first two atonal pieces were composed by Béla Bartók, and then by Arnold Schoenberg. Atonality is the broadest sense of music. This means there is no tonal center.
  • Marconi

    Marconi
    After the Titanic disaster, marconi built the first radio factory in Chelmsford. He also built a research lab in 1932. Alot of his invention improved radio.
  • radio stations

    radio stations
    Radio stations started coming out around 25 years after the radio was invented. People would hold a microphone up to a phonograph to broadcast thier show. Was mainly used for getting out news.
  • Commercial impact

    Commercial impact
    In the early 1920's radios started playing commercials to make a profit. WEAF was the first station to broadcast a commercial. Now days radio stations earn a lot more money through commercials.
  • FRC

    FRC
    Uncle Charlies were people who had personal radion stations. Uncle Charlies became very popular making it harder for poeple paying for commercials to have any listeners. The FRC organization was then created saying that you needed a licence to be able to broadcast.
  • Golden Era

    Golden Era
    Radio's peak in history. This is during the middle of the Great Depression. Radio helped people relax and forget about the war.
  • FM radio

    FM radio
    FM radio which stands for frequency modulation was inveted by Edwin Howard Armstrong in 1922. John Carson worte a paper sying that FM radio had no advantages. FM radio has higher frequencies allowing better, clearer, and more sound to come through
  • Family media

    Family media
    Radio became known as a family media. There was still very little music on the radio at this time. They were all mainly live performances.
  • Famous shows

    Famous shows
    Through out the golden era radio started to play show on thier stations. It was a great time for families to gather around the radio and enjoy a show. later people started to watch shows on the tv.
  • Music underway

    Music underway
    By the end of 1970 music was full on phenomenon. Music was mainly in London and Basel. Many European and American cities had alot of musical activities as well.
  • Transistorized Radio

    Transistorized Radio
    Sony inveted the first transistorized radio. This radio was so small you could fit it inside you vest pocket. It was also powered by a small battery.