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Reginald Fessenden: Father of Modern Radio

| February 10, 2022

By Aaron Bennett
National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

NORTH CANTON, Oh. — Established in September 2011 by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Radio Day celebrates the profound influence of radio technology in spreading diverse, democratic discourse. Because of the medium’s relatively low cost and massive reach, it remains one of the most accessible forms of communication.

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Radio Pioneers Edwin Armstrong and William Lear

| February 11, 2021

By Aaron Bennett
National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Although today’s listening experience tends to be dominated by streaming services, radio remains a critical foundation for disseminating sound. Radio has evolved over the past century to expand its reach and its offerings. The portable transistor radio may exist more as a relic than as an everyday item, but in its place are options like satellite radio and smartphone — enabled apps that will still play your favorite stations.

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