Guglielmo Marconi 1874-1937

This Italian crea­tor spent most of his working life in England where he introduced many of the first uses of wireless telegraphy to European navies. His radio apparatus is widely considered to be the reason that over 700 people survived the Titanic disaster in 1912,...

Just What Is A Podcast?

This article on the How Stuff Works site describes what a podcast is and how to create one. Since A•O Radio will be archiving all our programming, it’s a good idea to read up. So much potential for a wide reach with an internet radio station. How Podcasting...

Reginald Fessenden 1866-1932

This Canadian spent much of his working life in the U.S. where he developed a way to combine sound and radio carrier waves. His first effort to transmit this mixed signal-to a receiver where the carrier wave would be removed and the listener could hear the original...

Ernst Alexanderson 1878-1975

Born in Sweden, this remarkable inventor developed the first alternator to make transmission of speech (as opposed to the dots and dashes of telegraphs) possible. It is said that this holder of 344 patents “virtually invented everything General Electric did in...

iTunes Radio

Have you ever listened to iTunes Radio? Here’s a link to an easy article (for dummies!) on how iTunes Radio works. It is free, but that being said, there are plans afoot by Apple to change the service. So check this out and we’ll see if iTunes Radio is...