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Radio

Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marcon...

April 28, 2021

Marconi demonstrating apparatus he used in his first long-distance radio transmissions in the 1890s. The transmitter is at right, the receiver with paper tape r...

Invention of the Radio: Guglielmo Marconi's Genius And ...

October 28, 2020

Guglielmo Marconi, portrait, head and shoulders, facing left. (Pach Brothers/Wikimedia Commons) Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, Guglielmo Marconi was the grea...

'Hillbilly' Music: Billboard Debuted Country Hits For T...

March 25, 2020

Today's country and rock music owe their beginnings to "hillbilly" music. (Photo by D. Corson/ClassicStock/Getty Images) For a long time, country music (or "h...

War of the Worlds: The Original Broadcast, Aftermath, A...

October 30, 2019

As legend has it, Orson Welles's infamous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles was such a polarizing piece of fiction that it sent listeners ...