The History of the Radio
From 1970 to the Present Day
1950: By 1950 94% of homes in the U.S. owned a radio.
1960: By 1962, there where 87 FM radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
1970: It was around this time that FM radios were in cars. A nationwide network allowed everyone driving to listen, even if they were crossing into Canada.
1971: The WCBN, one of the only radio stations to use a free-form radio program, is
now under construction.
1986: Europe uses a subcarrier signal of FM radio to transfer data from display screens, to the radios.
1990: In Canada the digital radio made its debut with the L-Band. The L-Band could be used instead of AM and FM radio, as it wouldn't interfere with mountains or tall structures.
1992: The L-Band is approved.
1993: The Radio Data System (RDA), is now used in the United States
1995: Now people could purchase receivers for digital radios. L-Band programs also begin in Canada.
2000: Get ready to cheer sports fans, Fox Sports Radio starts!
2010: AM and FM programs end on Canada, now there is only digital broadcasting.
Can you believe it.....?
- L-Band is most often called satellite radio
- Radio Frequency Units were named after Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
- AT&T developed the first radio network in the United States, and it was introduced by the RCA in 1826.