It is widely accepted that, from a provisional station set up by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895, the first radio transmission was made. This preceded a number of individuals, namely Alessandro Volta, André-Marie Ampère, Georg Ohm, and James Clerk Maxwell, from their groundbreaking work in the field. The multiple possible rivals are mentioned below for the title of “oldest radio stations.”
In modern civilization, in the automobile and in the household, radios are a common technology we use. In reality, it will be impossible to find someone in today’s world who has not heard about, seen, or used a radio during his or her lifetime, regardless of how old or young they might be. However, this was not always the case. Wireless radio communication in real life was a matter of imagination until the 19th century. In this article, we explored the history of radio as we see it today.
It was the old 1930s and 1940s Singing Cowboy movies (Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Eddie Dean and the Sons of the Pioneers), popular on television in the 1950s, that led Mike Gross into Western Music and to start his Swingin’ West radio broadcast on WSHU-FM, Fairfield, CT on Sunday, February 17, 1980.