The history of radio

  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla
    The first one to use radio communication was Nikola Tesla, he tested this out in 1893 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi
    Marconi made the first wirless radio system and made it able to broadcast long distances.
  • Radio communication

    Radio communication
    In 1901 Marconi made the first radio broadcasting system.
  • The first radio broadcast

    The first radio broadcast
    Reginald Fessenden made the first broadcast on Christmas eve by reading a bible verse and playing his violen and singing a song.
  • Lee de Forest

    Lee de Forest
    de Forest in 1907 provided Navy Fleets with wirless telephone, an arc transmitter and phonograph records.
  • Collage broadcasting

    Collage broadcasting
    From 1912-1917 Charles Herrald made the first collage broadcasting in San Jose California.
  • World war one

    World war one
    From 1914-1918 radio broadcasting was used by the government for defense purposes and this was because of the importance that radio broadcasting had.
  • Radio shows

    Radio shows
    By 1920 radio stations began broadcasting commercials which at the time were broadcasted by Western Electrics and AT&T who were the main broadcasters back then. After a while radio shows were even made for family entertainment.
  • Musician war

    Musician war
    Radios had become such a huge thing back in the day, now days people only listen to music on the radio. Well believe it or not broadcasters didn't want to broadcast music on the radio.
  • FM radio

    FM radio
    When radio was invented the only stations were AM stations which had very bad qulity in sound. So a man named Edwin Armstrong invented FM which had better quility and played all day till midnight until the 1970's
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    War had broken out in Europe because of the Nazi's invation, once again like in world war one radios were used for defence and to pick up on enemy lines.
  • Television

    In the late 1940's television was invented. This was bad for radios because it granted a clear visual of whats going on and radio couldn't.
  • Rock and roll

    Rock and roll
    In the 1950's a new era in music had been made. This new music was rock and roll which made radios start paying famous people like Elvis Presley.