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  History of Radio (OTRCAT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
During the golden era of old time radio, as you sat by your radio in New York, your cousin in Michigan and your Grandmother in California could all be laughing and listening to the antics of Vic and Sade, Amos and Andy, or Burns and Allen in the same day.
The power of radio has proved to be important to the social and cultural history of America, in particular its development and rapid growth of the 20 th century.
The radio set was readily available, but like watching television today, America was saying “nothing was on air.” Vaudeville skits and musical groups made a natural transition to radio; however skits became too repetitious and good actors expensive after one airing.
www.otrcat.com /history1.htm   (1599 words)

 History of Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Radio had its practical beginning in 1920, when the first commercial station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, went on the air and announced the returns of the Harding-Cox Presidential election.
Radios were an important part of households during this time as the radio offered news, entertainment, family togetherness and it sustained a link with a larger community.
The radio that was once used as a household utensil was becoming a fashion statement.
radioshowcase.com /history.php   (306 words)

 United States Early Radio History
Radio at Sea (1891-1916) - The first major use of radio was for navigation, where it greatly reduced the isolation of ships, saving thousands of lives, even though for the first couple of decades radio was generally limited to Morse Code transmissions.
Alternator-Transmitter Development (1891-1920) - Radio signals were originally produced by spark transmitters, which were noisy and inefficient.
Radio During World War One (1914-1919) - Civilian radio activities were suspended during the war, as the radio industry was taken over by the government.
earlyradiohistory.us   (1641 words)

Virtually the whole population was glued to radio sets at events such as the news of the United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine in 1947.
The Jews effectively used clandestine radio, and today though pirate radio is against the law some people still retain a sentimental feeling towards a medium that was so important in the formation of the nation.
During the Six Day War the Ramallah radio station that was originally the PBS is captured by Israel and henceforth transmits IBA Arabic network Reshet Dalet on 677 kHz (674 kHz from 1975, and 675 kHz from November 1978) using the 1942 20 kW Marconi transmitter that is still operational.
www.israelradio.org /history/history.html   (2161 words)

 Lenny Zeltser - Early Stages of Soviet and American Radio Broadcasting
The significance of radio was magnified by the enormous size of the new federation, poor conditions of the roads, high levels of illiteracy, and the diversity of nationalities in the country.
Because radio receivers were still very expensive and unavailable for private use, sets of loudspeakers were installed in places of public gathering to make the spoken newspaper accessible to the people.
Radio companies were slowly realizing that the sales of radio receivers would not support their industry for long.
www.zeltser.com /radio-history   (1741 words)

 History of radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pre-history and early history of radio is the history of technology that produced instruments that use radio waves.
In the history of radio and development of "wireless telegraphy", several people are claimed to have "invented the radio".
In the history of radio and development of "wireless telegraphy", there are multiple claims to the invention of radio.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_radio   (5111 words)

 Nutshell History of Radio Astronomy?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Radio astronomy began with Karl Jansky's discovery, in 1932, of a strong source of radio static which originated from the central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Radios astronomy was slow to catch on in the USA, however, the 1950s saw a boom of activity, especially in microwave astronomy.
Modern day radio telescopes are capable of resolving objects of extremely small angular size as a result of this marriage of technology with the huge budgets of BIG SCIENCE.
www.radiosky.com /ra01.html   (414 words)

 History Of Radio
The defining moment in the history of radio was at 12.30pm on 12 December 1901 when the three dots of the Morse Letter "S", transmitted from Poldhu in Cornwall, were received in St John's Newfoundland.
What was revolutionary, however, was the belief that radio would follow the curve of the earth over such great distances, and that it was worth spending considerable time, effort and money to demonstrate it.
Radio is part of the electromagnetic spectrum - minute variations in electricity and magnetism that, like ripples on a pool, spread out in waves at the speed of light to give us light itself, X-rays and other rays, and radio.
www.2cl.co.uk /historyofradio   (389 words)

 Radio Prague - the international service of Czech Radio
Radio Prague at the dawn of the new millennium
Radio Prague's past suggests that the station is strong enough to overcome just about any obstacle history can throw at it and will continue to survive the test of time.
Radio Prague does not aspire to become a global source of information about everything and for everybody.
www.radio.cz /en/html/65.html   (389 words)

 A Brief History of Radio by Richard Painter
For those interested in the development of radio and radio circuits here is a short, only mildly technical history of early radio.
The radio signal had to be converted to sound and to do that a DETECTOR is needed.
Still, these radios could only be used with headphones, and many people wanted to use speakers (horns or "drums"), so that the whole family could listen at the same time.
radioatticarchives.com /features/painter/history.htm   (684 words)

 100 Years of Radio Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Federal Radio Inspector shuts him down saying "there is no place on the ether for entertainment." Most still believed that radio should be for two-way communication, and there was general agreement that the Navy would be in charge of all radio.
The Federal Radio Commission is formed and the Radio Act of 1927 is passed which re-assigns stations to clearer frequencies, and for the first time makes radio stations operate in the public interest, convenience and necessity.
Local radio is changed as some disc jockeys begin to sell records and mirror and influence the emerging youth culture, the baby boomers (born beginning in 1946) growing up into consumers.
www.californiahistoricalradio.com /100years.html   (2590 words)

 History of Radio Jungla
He met the owners of the radio station and quickly became partners promoting parties and spinning both at the station and at the parties.
One day, the radio station was shut down by the FCC, but this was bound to happen since it did not have a license.
During the time Radio Jungla was on the air it became so popular in its locality that the ratings for that area in commercial stations went down.
www.demasiao.com /radioambiente/history.html   (1135 words)

 Amateur Radio History
Radio is derived from the Latin radius (ray or beam of light).
Amateur Radio License Requirements for the two grades of licenses, Amateur first grade and Amateur second grade, were the same except the second grade license was issued only where an applicant could not be personally examined by a US Radio Inspector for the district.
The Northern California DX Foundation is established to assist in worthwhile amateur radio, DX and scientific projects with funding and equipment.
www.ac6v.com /history.htm   (10412 words)

 History Of Radio Telemarketing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Telemarketing for the radio industry was the brilliant brain child of a company called Women at Work in 1983-84.
Radio telemarketing is significantly different from telemarketing used to sell tangible products...like long distance service and credit cards.
It gives your radio station an opportunity to build a personal relationship with a listener, or potential listener, while grooming him to be a diarykeeper at the same time.
www.cmdinc.net /TELEM6.html   (217 words)

 Radio Flyer: History
From humble beginnings, Radio Flyer has been rediscovered with each new generation —; creating a legacy of toys that continue to spark the imagination.
For over 85 years, millions of children have played with Radio Flyer wagons launching countless voyages of imagination.
Radio Flyer wagons are truly icons of Americana.
www.radioflyer.com /history/heritage.html   (117 words)

 History of Radio
The history of AM broadcast band (mediumwave) in the United States spans seventy years.
Articles on the history of broadcasting, early lists of U. radio and TV stations, and articles on West Virginia broadcast history.
This controversial radio figure was the Vice President of the National Association of Broadcasters in 1923.
www.radideo.com /radpro/radiohistory.htm   (503 words)

 Seniors Radio.com - Historical Radio
Museum of Broadcast Communications - houses archives of historic televison and radio material, exhibits, a theater, and The Radio Hall of Fame.
Radio Days - featuring audio clips of radio from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Radio History Society - aims to create a world-class museum and library of radio and television museum in Washington, D.C. Radio News at Mid-Century - the way it was in 1952: content analysis of radio news wires by Vernon Stone with Jack Shelley for RTNDA.
wiredseniors.com /radio/history.asp   (193 words)

 ARRLWeb: Ham Radio History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are also articles of events and people who not only influenced amateur radio but changed the world.
Every amateur should know and tremble at the history and origins of this fearsome instrument for the punishment of amateurs who cultivate bad operating habits and who nourish and culture their meaner instincts on the air.
Radio's premier inventor, Edwin H. Armstrong was responsible for the Regenerative Circuit (1912), the Superheterodyne Circuit (1918), the Superregenerative Circuit (1922) and the complete FM System (1933).
www.arrl.org /tis/info/history.html   (3376 words)

 History of Radio Astronomy
Pre-History: Scientists who set the groundwork for the later discovery of radio astronomy (versión en Español)
Pioneers of Radio Astronomy: Karl Jansky (versión en Español) and Grote Reber
1973: "The Evolution of Radio Astronomy", by J.S.Hey.
www.nrao.edu /whatisra/history.shtml   (162 words)

 Amazon.com: Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America: Books: Jesse Walker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Opening his history of alternative radio with the amateur operators in the early 1900s, he shows that as soon as the first regulations were passed in the Radio Act of 1912, pirate stations began defying the rules.
Walker de0ions that pushed the limits of radio broadcasting (both legally and illegally), documents the history of the Pacifica Foundation and the community radio movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and ends with some open questions about the future of micro radio and the potential of the Internet.
From the beginnings of radio as point-to-point communication through its strange evolution to broadcasting, winding up in recent dispensations of "piracy," micro radio, community radio, and even the Citizens Band, Walker ushers the reader through a rogue's gallery of fascinating revolutionaries.
www.amazon.com /Rebels-Air-Alternative-History-America/dp/0814793827   (1335 words)

Armstrong’s invention of the superheterodyne receiver in 1917 and FM in 1933 brought radio into the modern era.
Fessenden held hundreds of radio patents and also invented a variety of devices which included the radio compass and the fathometer.
The radio industry, with a vested interest in AM, had no interest in FM and Armstrong had to build the first station himself.
www.ee.umd.edu /~taylor/Electrons4.htm   (569 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 - History
Mapping the Town uncovers the history of a town through the geographical clues.
Evan Davis presents a major four-part series for BBC Radio 4 about the history of the comprehensive school.
A landmark series dealing with the greatest unresolved mystery in our history - how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history   (446 words)

 David H. Citron's South Florida Radio History (Randi Rhodes added December 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Introduction to WFTL Radio is a somewhat tedious, long-winded account of WFTL's history as a talk station (until just before Clear Channel took over), with emphasis on the petty politics.
Radio Chains Don't Serve Public Interest In September 11 Crisis is my commentary about the big chains of radio stations which eliminated most choices (and needlessly duplicated the same programming on three, six, or more stations in the same South Florida Market) in the days following September 11.
January 2004 Radio News includes Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest, Dave Graveline, Mitch Albom, Sean Hannity, the 44th Annual hamboree, Radio Awards, Sundays With Simcha, and the retirement of Lazie.
www.univox.com /radio/radioh.html   (1682 words)

 Radio-Electronics.Com :: History of Radio and Electronics
- Edwin Armstrong Inventor of the regenerative radio, superhet radio and wideband FM - Ambrose Fleming Inventor of the diode valve
Radio has been an accepted part of everyday life for many years.
There is a great nostalgia about the gently aroma that rises up out of a vacuum tube radio that is operating.
www.radio-electronics.com /info/radio_history/index.php   (346 words)

 History of Communications - Radio Pioneers & Core Technologies
The second element in the FCC History Project was focused on the pioneers who developed radio's core technologies - particularly the public safety, business, and personal communication aspects of radio.
During the spring of 2004, the FCC recognized some of radio's key inventions and inventors.
Information and links on this web page are designed to provide a fuller understanding of the history and technology of radio.
www.fcc.gov /omd/history/radio   (119 words)

 Radio Rewind - Unofficial History of BBC Radio 1 - home page
is a music radio station based in London broadcasting to the UK.
In line with all BBC channels, it cannot broadcast commercials and is financed through a licence fee.
Established 1967 by request of the Government following the banning of the 'pirates', Radio 1 met a need in the UK for a legal pop music station.
www.radiorewind.co.uk   (240 words)

 BBC - History - History TV and Radio Archive
Eight key battles from British history are explained by Dan and Peter Snow, from Boudicca's revolt to the Battle of Britain.
One of the most ambitious history projects ever undertaken by the BBC, 'The Great War' is the definitive history of World War One, in 26 episodes.
is the landmark series that unlocks celebrities' family histories, revealing secrets and surprises from their pasts.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/programmes/archive.shtml   (1545 words)

 Halper's History of Radio
Donna Halper, a well-qualified broadcast historian at Emerson College, has graciously volunteered to write a series of articles on the history of old-time radio.
Rather than just expound on radio and radio personalities, Donna also includes some of the "environment" surrounding the periods: examples of what folks of the time thought were important, and affected their lives.
The British "Policy of Appeasement" was instituted with Hitler, and radios grew pushbuttons.
www.old-time.com /halper/index.html   (402 words)

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