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Donald Manson, an employee of the Marconi Wireless Company at work in 1905.
Donald Manson, an employee of the Marconi Wireless Company at work in 1905.

A look at the invention of radio, the first step on the road to modern electronics and modern mass media, a revolution in information, news, and entertainment.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Composed in 1808 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.

Morse code sound effect created by Wikipedia user Horsten, and used pursuant to a Creative Commons license. Details.

Edison Phonograph advertisement is public domain and/or fair use. Source.

Recording of Kaiser Franz Josef is public domain. Source.

Closing Theme

Except when otherwise indicated, the contents of this podcast are © and ℗ 2016 by Mark Painter, all rights reserved. Some sound effects used by arrangement with Pond 5.

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