Radio is such a familiar presence in our everyday lives that we can hardly imagine that there ever was a time when it was a complete novelty. Of course, today we enjoy the benefits provided by more powerful technologies like the internet, but a hundred years ago radio was big news for most people in the world and even magical for some isolated communities. Let's have a look at the early period of radio technology evolution.
The early days of radio
The first public radio broadcasting took place on 13th of January 1910. American technician and inventor Lee de Forest had been working on improving the abilities of radio technology for many years before going on air for the first time.
At the beginning of the 20th century, radio was available in the US but not in its current wireless form, which meant that you could not receive any messages if you were not wired to the source. Lee de Forest changed this aspect when he invented a 500 watts wireless transmitter and broadcasted a session of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He also successfully predicted that in the future people would be able to transmit messages, music, and lectures over considerable distances.