Radio In The 20's

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Radio In The 20's

  1. 1. The Radio in the 1920’s! By Lila and Taylor
  2. 2. In the Beginning… <ul><li>The radio was first built in 1912, however, the first broadcast was in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Frank Conrad created the first necessary parts to assemble a broadcasting tower. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Frank Conrad <ul><li>In 1912 Frank made a bet with a friend which started his interest in broadcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1920 he had made the first broadcasting tower where he sent out an amateur radio shows. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The First Radio Station <ul><li>The first radio station was based in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>It was called KDKA, and was started by four men by the names of Leo Rosenberg, William Thomas, John Frazier, and R.S. McClelland. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Four Radio Men <ul><li>Rosenberg was the announcer, Thomas was the engineer, Frazier was the telephone line operator, and McClelland was standby. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The First Broadcast <ul><li>On Tuesday, November 2, 1920, the four men sent out a broad cast of the results of the 1920 election. </li></ul><ul><li>It lasted about two minutes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Music On The Radio <ul><li>Frank Conrad was getting calls that he should continue with his radio broadcast. </li></ul><ul><li>To appease his fans he played his own personal records over the airwaves for two hours on Wednesday and Saturday nights. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Radio Advertisement <ul><li>Hamilton Music Store became the first radio advertisement after supplying Conrad with music in exchange for on-air promotions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A New Form of Communication <ul><li>Radio gave Americans a new way to receive information. News, pop culture, music, and entertainment was made more convenient and accessible. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Radio Shows <ul><li>As radio evolved different stations began creating evening radio shows. </li></ul><ul><li>These were much like today’s TV shows in the fact that there were characters, plots, and themes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Fireside Chats <ul><li>Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first president to broadcast over the radio. </li></ul><ul><li>His broadcasts, The Fireside Chats, were used to address Americans and help calm them down during the Great Depression. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Radio Starts A Revolution <ul><li>Radio helped kick start the many popular forms of today’s media. </li></ul><ul><li>Such advancements as television, computers, and more advanced telephones. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Future Is Now!!! <ul><li>Since its start, KDKA was a rising start and was not going to burn out soon. Today KDKA is still a very popular radio station that is known mainly for delivering the news to the city of Pittsburg. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Radios Throughout The Ages

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