The History of Information (VI)
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IN 1948 ONLY ONE AMERICAN IN TEN had seen a television, but everyone was talking about it.
KDKA begins to broadcast 1920 Photo: Beginnings of KDKA, with entire staff of four On Christmas Eve, 1906, wireless operators on ships off the New England coast wondered if they'd had a religious experience.
Father Charles Edward Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a controversial Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigan 's National Shrine of the Little Flower church. He was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience, as possibly thirty million listeners tuned to his weekly broadcasts during the 1930s. Early in his career Coughlin was a vocal supporter of Franklin D.
Before television, radio was the dominant home entertainment medium. The Golden Age of Radio (sometimes referred to as old–time radio ) refers to a period of radio programming in the United States lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television's replacement of radio as the primary home entertainment medium in the 1950s. During this period, when radio was dominant and filled with a variety of formats and genres, people regularly tuned in to their favorite radio programs.
DOCUMENTING EARLY RADIO A Review of Existing Pre-1932 Radio Recordings By Elizabeth McLeod
By Marc Fisher
New technologies have often ended up with very different uses than their inventors intended.
The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air . It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles , the episode was an adaptation of H.
Federal Radio Commission Seal The Federal Radio Commission ( FRC ) was a government body that regulated radio use in the United States from its creation in 1926 until its replacement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1934.
The Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) is an independent agency of the United States government , created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154 ), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President . The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband , competition , the spectrum , the media , public safety and homeland security .
Public broadcasting includes radio , television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.
The early history of radio is the history of technology that produced radio instruments that use radio waves .
Italian/French Propaganda Postcard from World War I era showing a caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm II biting into the world Poster for Thirteenth Naval District, United States Navy, showing a rat representing Japan , approaching a mousetrap labeled "Army, Navy, Civilian", on a background map of the Alaska Territory Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument.
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McClure's (cover, Jan, 1901) published many early muckraker articles.