Edwin H. Armstrong 1890-1954

This WWI Army officer, Columbia University engineering professor, and creator of FM radio invented the regenerative circuit, the first amplifying receiver and reliable continuous-wave transmitter; and the superheterodyne circuit, a means of receiving, converting and...

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...

Nikola Tesla 1856-1943

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian­ American inventor who discovered the basis for most alternating-current machinery. In 1884, a year after coming to the United States he sold the patent rights for his system of alternating-current dynamos, transformers, and motors to George...

Streaming Radio Guide

Here’s an interesting link to a web site that registers all FCC licensed radio stations that also stream their programming on the web. Radio Stations Streaming On The Internet

Heinrich Hertz 1857-1894

This German physicist, who died of blood poisoning at age 37, was the first to prove that you could transmit and receive electric waves wirelessly. Although Hertz originally thought his work had no practical use, today it is recognized as the fundamental building...

Build A Home Studio

Here’s a great article on how to create your own sound booth at home to record your programming. Yes, you too can do a radio show, in your jammies at 2:00 a.m. in the comfort and convenience of your home. Check it out! Voice Recording In The Home...