In the mid-1890s, Italian inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi used electromagnetic waves to invent long-distance radio communication. In about 1906, the first public radio broadcast was made.

Radio revenues climbed astronomically until the television came along and ate its lunch. ..

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