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Forefathers of Radio

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi
Edwin Howard Armstrong
David Sarnoff
Lee DeForest
First Radio Station

The Father of Radio


Italian nobleman, Guglielmo Marconi, was the first to man to transmit a message via radio in 1895.  The device he used shaped a radio wave in such a way that another device could intercept it and decipher a message from the wave's shape.   Marconi used this invention to start the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company and soon every major ship on the ocean was equipped with a radio.
Even though Marconi didn't invent the radio we know today, playing music and talk shows, he laid the framework for what would become a household staple item throughout the world.


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