Speaking to an engineer who was there, Dr Thomas offers a behind the scenes look at the beginnings of radio and wireless communication. His story of modern broadcasting goes back to the early 20th century, and culminates in a dramatization of the first commercial broadcast that kicked off the industry.
The Nov 2 1920 presidential ellections is given as the first broadcast that kicked off the regular schedule that continues today. Listen in to the drama as it unfolds around the technical history that Dr Thomas has been describing. As far as news and coverage of live events, not a lot has changed up to the date of this recording.
Enjoy the drama from behind the scenes, and the historical moment it recreates. .