Cinema predates Radio predates Television

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