Birth of Radio

1860s James Clark Maxwell predicted existence of electromagnetic waves

1885 Heinrich Hertz demonstrated that a wire carrying current can be swung to produce electromagnetic waves

1890s Marconi sent and received the first radio signals 1901 sent ‘S’ across the Atlantic Ocean! from England to Canada 1909 Nobel Prize given to Marconi

1900 Reginald Fesseden - first person to send audio via radio signals 1906 Reginald Fesseden - sent first public broadcast

1906 Lee de Forest - invented Audion; made live broadcasts possible