This Week in Radio History


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May 22, 1990 
Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

May 24, 1844 
Morse telegraphs, “What hath God wrought?” from Washington to Baltimore

May 26, 1903 
Fessenden granted patent for the liquid barretter microphone

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Here’s another installment of the popular series "This Week in Radio History." The early work of Canadian physicist Reginald Fessenden is most interesting. He is one of the "unsung" heroes of radio broadcasting. He brought the human voice to radio and paved the way for commercial broadcasting in the early 1920s.  Of course, the work of Samuel Morse is legendary.  I remember the introduction of Windows 3.0–it was quite the thing back then.  How times have changed.  Thanks to reporter David Hall for the list.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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