How Radio Was Done Part 1

April 27, 2006

In a completely related turnaround, we begin a series on radio history and how it happened. From Morse and Marconi, into the ’20s and the earliest commercial stations, we follow the emergence of this amazing invention that burst into national consciousness at the turn of the 20th Century with lots of vintage audio, Edison discs, and a view of the culture and technology that informed it.

3 Hours

One Response to “How Radio Was Done Part 1”

  1. Ajan McCabe says:

    i am listening now cause i just bought this today, and i just caught the moment where that one narrator announces he was from the amateur archives something something… anyay, some clue where i can find more…

    these episodes and series where you include very very obscure stuff: do you have a section on this site where you list the sources and provide links? that would rule — but would be a pain in the ass to compile, i’m sure.. in future hrwd episodes, you include samples from skits where some hayseed types discuss space travel. really funny and weirdly insightful. who were they? what show was it from? wro wrote the skits?

    this series is enjoyable for many reasons, one of which is the early episodes give me fodder to think of conversation-starters with the seasoned-citizens that i know. very handy this time of year.