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The History of Radio from start to finish
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on Dec 21, 2010
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Orson Wells' "Invasion from Mars." About a million listeners were fooled into believing that the planet was being invaded by aliens during a radio broadcast of War of the Worlds.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio_drama)
Birth year of Little Orphan Annie in the midst of the depression. Gasoline was a dime a gallon.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Orphan_Annie#Radio
Sam and Henry became Amos and Andy, which aired through 1960, making it the longest running series in radio history.http://www.otrcat.com/sam-henry-p-1796.html
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was established by RCA. Among shows were Will Rodgers, Sam and Henry, and the Betty Crocker Show.
First commercial radio station with regularly-scheduled broadcasts - WWG in Detroit--went on air in August, followed in November by KDKA in Pittsburgh.
First broadcast of a presidential speech. President Woodrow Wilson used radio to communicate with the American people.
(on the link, scroll down to where it says "First Broadcast.")http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Presidential-Inauguration-Firsts.html
Lee De Forest invented his "audion" tube - what we now call a triode. He used it to make possible the radio transmission of the human voice.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audion_tube