Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsOther - Electronics · 1 decade ago

When was the first known radio broadcast which was received?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The first extended broadcast of the human voice was transmitted through the air on December 24, 1906 from Brant Rock, Massachusetts. A Canadian engineer, Reginald Fessenden, had worked for Thomas Edison in his New Jersey Laboratory, and later became a professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Fessenden was convinced that the "wireless telegraph", which then carried only the sputtering dots and dashes of Morse code, could carry the human voice. The most common use for wireless at that time was communication with merchant ships at sea, directing them to ports where the cargo would bring the best price. The shipboard wireless operators were called "Sparks."

    An account by Fessenden's wife Helen reports his historic transmission, as the Sparks on ships across the Atlantic heard what they had dreamed about - and thought impossible.

  • 1 decade ago

    # On December 23, 1900, the Canadian-American physicist Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden transmitted speech using a spark-gap transmitter. He spoke the words, "One, two, three, four, is it snowing where you are Mr. Thiessen? If it is, would you telegraph back to me?" Mr. Thiessen, one mile way, heard the transmission. His voice was the first ever to be transmitted by radio waves and heard by another person.

    # On Dec. 16, 1907, the first singer to broadcast was Eugenia H. Farrar, whose voice was broadcast by Lee De Forest from the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the occasion of the departure of Admiral Robley Dunglison Evans ("Fighting Bob Evans") on a cruise with the fleet.

    # On Jan. 12-13, 1910, Lee De Forest arranged the world's first radio broadcast to the public, directly from Metropolitan Opera to several listeners in New York.

  • 1 decade ago

    Christmas Eve, 1906. It was broadcast by Reginald Fessendend from Brant Rock, Massachusetts. If you aren't studying radio/tv (as in you don't have a book with all this information), then check out wikipedia, they always have some interesting information.

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