The World’s First Radio Broadcast

Reginald Fessenden sent the World’s First Radio Broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1906

Penny Postcard of Reginald Fessenden’s Brant Rock, Massachusetts radio tower

Fessenden accomplished the first voice and music broadcast to ships from Massachusetts. “Oh Holy Night” was played and a few passages from the Bible were read during this magical night. Unfortunately, many scientists today believe that this story is only a wonderful myth.





Advertisement for the National Electric Signalling Company which appeared on page 14 of the April 14, 1905 issue of The Electrician magazine

The U.S. government began requiring radio operators to obtain licenses to send out signals in 1912 and the broadcasting pioneer Charles Herrold was on the air daily before World War I interrupted operations.

In other countries, especially in Europe, experiments and developments progressed. The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed in 1922 and in Germany, the first radio program was on the air in October 1923.

Reginald Fessenden (1866 – 1932)













World’s Oldest Audio Recording

On April 9, 1860, 17 years before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville made a recording on a “phonautograph,” which worked by tracing sound waves onto paper blackened by smoke. Unplayable for more than a century, the recording was recently brought to life by new audio technology. On the recording, Scott is heard singing a snippet from the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune.”

Author: Gramps

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