Book: The History of Radio, in Pictures and Words

A coffee-table book from the American Museum of Radio and Electricity chronicles five centuries of progress

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DAWN OF THE RADIO ERA: The museum’s collection of radio artifacts is thousands strong. The first radio designed for home entertainment was this Westinghouse RA tuner and DA detector/amplifier with a Type LV “Volarola” loudspeaker, introduced in 1920 to coincide with the launch of the world’s first commercial broadcast radio station, Pittsburgh’s KDKA.
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