Friday, August 04, 2006

Radio's First Voice - Reginal A. Fessenden

After radio invention, what to do? 100 years ago Reginal Fessenden decided to broadcast some music to the ships at sea. Instead of Morse code telegraph, he sent messages of Victrola record, played violin, read poems. He did this from Marshfield Mass, and the town is celebrating the anniversary this weekend with ice cream, chowda, a car show, and radio broadcasts by WATD-FM, a great oldies station. What a gadget!

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