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Popular Radio and the Origins of Broadcasting  1844: Samuel Morse invents the telegraph -dots and dashes -what hath gone rod (biblical passage that translates to “check it out” -transmit information  1894: Guglielmo Marconi invents the wireless telegraph -basically created radio 1920: KDKA, 1st radio station -military, shipping companies -pitts, PN -KDKA: call letters, separated east and west with the starting letters  -broadcasted elections -soon people saw potential for money making 1925: RCA creates NBC, 1st broadcasting network -David Sarnoff becomes a network pioneer -red: NBC; blue: ABC -sarnoff is created for creating NBC, but the more so gathered the right people and  made it successful 1927: Radio Act of 1927 -says radio stations must act in public interest -creates Federal Radio Commission (later FCC) -No “obscene, indecent, or profane language”
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