Broadcasting history – a great find!

Hello All,

Our Club has received an email that may be interesting to its members. This email reinforces that all of us are ambassadors for the hobby and are being observed by many people even when we are not on the air. This Email is a story of a young man doing an assignment, and he stumbled on our website while doing research for his assignment. This young man thought that we would be interested in an article he found during research, so he had his instructor forward the link to us for our members. 

Hope you enjoy it.


From: Chloe P.

Message Body:

I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian running a fun radio and broadcasting history class for 10–14-year-olds, I’ve been able to get some great use out of your Amateur Radio Club’s resource links list during these times of remote learning. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project! Thanks so much for sharing!

I hope you don’t mind, one of our youngest, Dylan has also asked me if I could share an article that he and his father found together recently on Broadcasting and its History with you, which includes a great breakdown on early 20th century broadcasting and Reginald Fessenden’s first experiments broadcasting vocals and music, the Herrold School experimenting with radio transmissions and call signs in 1909, Post World War II developments in broadcasting, etc. I’ve included it below if you’d like to review!

We noticed you didn’t have this one listed on your website, but Dylan was the one to bring up that this could be something you might like to include for others who may also come across your information and have an interest in radio history.

If you find you’re able to use this one, would you please let me know? We’re meeting tomorrow, and I would absolutely love to surprise Dylan if you are able to do so – I’m hoping to keep spirits up in light of the past few years and I think it would make him proud to know he was able to ‘pay it forward’ on a topic he’s passionate about (we’re big on this principle in our group) and maybe even show his father their contribution if it ends up being included.

Thanks again for all your help here,

Chloe P.

Link to the article Dylan found (PDF)