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November 23, 1923 – Australia’s first public wireless broadcast begins


The development of the wireless telegraphy system, which came to be known as “radio” is attributed to Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi first demonstrated the transmission and reception of Morse Code based radio signals over a distance of 2 or more kilometres in England in 1896, and from this point began the development and expansion of radio … Continue reading

October 30 1938 Orson Welles scares a nation


On October 30th 1938, Orson Welles caused a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” a realistic radio dramatisation of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theatre company decided to update H.G. Wells‘ 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national … Continue reading

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