The gap between 'RADIO' AND "RADIO" Long story-Short!

The meaning and usage of the word "radio" has developed in parallel with developments within the field of communications and can be seen to have three distinct phases:

electromagnetic waves and experimentation

wireless communication and technical development

and radio broadcasting and commercialization

Two men, Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla and Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi went head-to-head in what would become the race to invent the radio.

Marconi demonstrated application of radio in military and marine communications and started a company for the development and propagation of radio communication services and equipment.

The first radio program broadcast was from Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, Massachusetts. Ships at sea heard a broadcast that included Fessenden playing 'O Holy Night' on the violin and reading a passage from the Bible.

In 1913, an aircraft with a radio, at the time considered cutting-edge equipment, had a maximum range of 2,000 yards (1,8 km).


The Wireless Age reviewed a short-range electrostatic induction system that could be used to entertain hospitalized soldiers with music and news was baseless hysteria

Although much of the fear in the United States about radio being used for spying

The worst face of the radio: Nazi propaganda (the radio was the "eighth great power")

Radio reached the entire nation, regardless of class, standing, or religion.

In Britain Edward R. Murrow covered the Battle of Britain and particularly the nightly bombing raids on London.


In the Eastern Bloc, the state owned and operated the means of mass communication.

The ruling authorities viewed media as a propaganda tool, and widely practiced censorship to exercise almost full control over the information dissemination



And what "commercial" means to 90's babies?

Created By
Ioana Dumitrache


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