Charles Herrold, Inventor of Radio Broadcasting

Charles Herrold, Inventor of Radio Broadcasting

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The world's first radio station still broadcasting today was invented by Charles Herrold in 1909 in San Jose, California. This biography focuses on how Herrold used primitive technology to get on the air. Herrold's story is one of early triumph and final failure, the story of an qeverymanq innovator who never received recognition. His most important work was done between 1912 and 1917, and following World War I, he received a license and operated station KQW for several years before running out of money. Toiling later in ever more menial jobs, Herrold told anyone who would listen to him that he was the father of radio. The authors also consider some other early inventors, and the directions that their work took.The network knew little or nothing of the stationa#39;s pioneer origins. ... of Broadcastinga€ as he planned to recognize it as a significant a€œfirst station finda€ in his preface to the article.2 Although news of the event was spread widely through wire 187 XI.

Title:Charles Herrold, Inventor of Radio Broadcasting
Author:Gordon Greb, Mike Adams
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-08-15


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