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Unformatted text preview: and public service of the masses. The problem Davis saw was in the rapid growth of early radio. In 1922 there were almost 600 stations on only two wave lengths. Davis made plans to create a distribution system called “universal speaking service” also known as network broadcasting. In January of 1923, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company began experiments that would link radio stations across the country, creating the first radio network. KDKA Radio was one of four original stations on the AT&T Network. Phone companies were utilized in sending signals across the country to be broadcasted to remote locations all over the states. This act increased receiver sales to farmers. The masses eventually became frustrated with the interference in the frequencies and the programming this caused people to not feel the need for radio and participation did not feel necessary. With the invention of Television the radio soon diminished....
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