1935 THE WRONG TYPE OF MAST

History Revealed - - SNAPSHOTS -

These women are liven­ing up their boat trip with one of the first por­ta­ble ra­dios. The ex­is­tence of ra­dio waves were dis­cov­ered in 1866, but it was Edwin Arm­strong’s in­ven­tion of the su­per­hetero­dyne re­ceiver in 1918 that gave us the static-free fre­quen­cies we use to­day. Dur­ing the thir­ties and for­ties, the ra­dio was one of the most pop­u­lar forms of en­ter­tain­ment, rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing pop­u­lar cul­ture and reach­ing a greater au­di­ence than any mass me­dia be­fore it.

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