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By Randall Davidson

ISBN-10: 0299218708

ISBN-13: 9780299218706

ISBN-10: 0299218732

ISBN-13: 9780299218737

Those phrases crackled within the headphones of crystal units round the kingdom in 1921 because the collage of Wisconsin radio station 9XM begun its typical agenda of voice announces. Randall Davidson presents the 1st complete background of the college of Wisconsin radio station, WHA; affiliated state-owned station, WLBL; and the post-World conflict II FM stations which are the spine of the community referred to now as Wisconsin Public Radio. 9XM conversing describes how, with selfmade apparatus and concepts constructed from scratch, 9XM persisted many struggles and have become a tangible instance of "the Wisconsin Idea," bringing the tutorial riches of the college to the entire state's citizens. From the start, these concerned with the radio station felt it's going to supply a provider for the sensible use of Wisconsin voters.     The book's informative chapters hide the courses that allowed the medium of radio to profit farmers and homemakers, to convey world-class educators into remoted rural schoolrooms, and to coach humans all over the place Wisconsin every little thing from literature to historical past to touch-typing, lengthy earlier than somebody got here up with the time period "distance learning." Davidson concludes through discussing the declare that WHA has to the name "Oldest Station within the Nation." This groundbreaking e-book relies on archival fabrics relationship again to the 1900s and contains dozens of old pictures and illustrations, lots of that have by no means been released before. Winner, publication Award of advantage for most sensible Wisconsin heritage e-book, Wisconsin historic Society  

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He decided the weather forecast would be easy to obtain and would have value to many listeners, especially the state’s farmers. ” By this time others had begun experimenting with sending out weather information by wireless telegraphy. S. Weather Bureau (then a division of the Department of Agriculture) had been interested in the possibility of using wireless for collecting meteorological data as well for as transmitting weather warnings and forecasts. The agency hired wireless pioneer Reginald Fessenden to conduct wireless experiments.

6 Terry also contacted his long-time colleague A. Hoyt Taylor. Taylor had just left his teaching post at the University of North Dakota to join the navy and was now stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois as the district communication superintendent. Terry proposed that 9XM resume its experimental work and said he believed that the station could be of service to the country by working with the navy to provide communications between the Wisconsin campus and the Great Lakes station.

Weather Bureau (then a division of the Department of Agriculture) had been interested in the possibility of using wireless for collecting meteorological data as well for as transmitting weather warnings and forecasts. The agency hired wireless pioneer Reginald Fessenden to conduct wireless experiments. Wireless telegraphy of weather information began July 15, 1913, when the naval wireless stations at Arlington, A member of the wireless squad at work University of Wisconsin student wireless operator Gustav Blomquist, class of 1918, at the 9XM equipment in Science Hall, 1916.

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