"They told Marconi
wireless was a phony.
… Who’s got the last laugh now?" –Ira Gershwin
December 24, 1906, marks a major day in radio history. One hundred years ago, sailors in the Atlantic Ocean heard the first voice broadcast from Massachusetts.
And where did I learn about this story? Well, honestly, my Mom heard it first on the radio and told me about it. Then I heard it myself on the radio. Er, not the original broadcast 100 years ago (we’re not /that/ old), but the National Public Radio coverage of the anniversary.
Apparently, some of the landmarks of the early days of radio are still in Massachusetts somewhere. Field trip anyone?
I’m a huge radio fan, as some of you know. Just the other day, I was talking to a studio guest about his idea that radio still has more power than television.
Happy anniversary radio & many more!
"Radio, what’s new?
Radio, someone still loves you." –Queen