Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On The Radio

     The Italian electrical engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi is generally credited with being the inventor of radio. Building on the work of people like James Clerk Maxwell and his theory of electromagnetic waves, German physicist Heinrich Hertz who actually created such waves, British physicist Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge who created a device to detect radio waves, and others
  • In 1896 he transmitted signals for a distance exceeding just over a mile and applied for his first British patent.
  • In 1897 he transmitted signals from shore to a ship at sea 18 miles away.
  • In 1899 he established commercial communication between England and France
  • Early in 1901 he sent signals 200 miles, and later in the same year across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • In 1902 messages were regularly sent across the Atlantic,
  • By 1905 many ships were using radio for communications with shore stations.
  • About 1910.Experimental radio broadcasts began
  • WWJ in Detroit and KDKA in Pittsburgh became the first commercial radio stations in 1920.
  • The Golden Age of Broadcasting began in the United States about 1925 and lasted until the early 1950's. During this period, radio was a major source of family entertainment.
  • Today we can still enjoy the radio.
Dear Lord, Thank you
  • For radios that we can listen too wherever we go.
  • For Christian Radio and the encouragement it brings.
  • For those that work to keep the stations on the air.

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