Commercialization of Broadcast Radio in the Home

This video explores the beginnings of broadcast radio in the home, thanks to Pittsburgh’s KDKA radio station and Westinghouse, which made radio receivers. The electromagnetic “magic” found in smartphones of today can be traced back to the same “magic” used in early radios. Al Klase of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club explores these similarities as he turns on and tunes in a Westinghouse radio.

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