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Vocabulary words and Definitions
*Mass production-the making of large numbers of goods that are exactly alike
*Call letters-identification of a station
*Dead air-silence on air
*Podcast-a radio show that you can find online
*Hot mic-microphone that is on, but the person doesn't know it
*Disc jockey-a person who announces/plays on the air
*FCC-Federal Communications Commissions
*PSA-Public Service Announcement
Frank Conrad, an engineer at Westinghouse Electric, developed the technology that would make commercial radio possible. He began making amateur broadcasts, and Westinghouse was soon selling radios to Conrad's listeners.
In 1901 Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent the first radio message across the Atlantic Ocean. He set up a business selling radios for communication between ships.
In 1916 David Sarnoff (one of Marconi's workers) suggested that Marconi could make money by selling radios for entertainment. He talked about making "radio music boxes". Marconi's company rejected his idea.