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Background to the history of radio Radio has become one of the most important forms of communication through out the 20th century this is truly one of the forefathers of modern communication methods. It has played a important part in both war time and peace time. In this seminar we will be looking at how radio has developed over the years from a primitive form of communication to a very high tech form of propaganda. The birth of radio took place in 1895 when the lightning recording antenna was invented by Aleksandra s popov. This then lead to the first experimental transmission of a wireless signal in 1896 by then two brothers by the name of Marconi who had successfully transmitted Radio signals my Morse code over a 3km distance. ...read more.


This was the birthplace of radio, as we know it. From 1911-1930 radio popularity began to grow at a breakneck speed. Within this time radio broadcasting was born in America with every day a new radio was born. From then onwards battery powered receivers with valves were beginning to become ready available in France. The next 20 years played a important part in the growth of radio. On June the 19th 1934 the first censorship were brought into play governing the use of offensive material available on the radio waves. This was later followed by the BBC first radio news story regarding the great fire which has taken hold of the crystal palace in London this included a on the spot commentary. ...read more.


By the beginning of WW11 radio had become an important way of life as far as information was being transferred to the general public regarding up to date news flash's of how the war was being won. While radio was becoming more of a entertainment fixture for the children and adults, a darker use of propaganda was being used by the Germans to lull the Germans into a fulse sense of security regarding who would win the war. Whilst in occupied France Hitler had put a ban on the use of radio transmitters. This caused the French to use unauthorised radios to get back secret information to the allied forces. ...read more.

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