From Radio-Telephony to Broadcasting

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI:
From Radio-Telephony to Broadcasting

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This chapter examines the transition in the application of wireless communication from radio-telephony to broadcasting. It highlights the role of World War I in harnessing the new powers of wireless to the needs of the separate armies, navies, and intelligence services. It explains that it was during this time that the long association between radio and propaganda had begun. It describes the Marconi Company's experimental broadcasts in Chelmsford and explains the role of the Post Office in these broadcasts.

Keywords: wireless communication; radio-telephony; broadcasting; World War I; propaganda; Marconi Company; Post Office

Chapter.  5184 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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