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Michael Banks

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Britain’s Raiding Dreadnought of the Ether
June 2020
The transmitter that disrupted the German war machine.

1920s Radio Applause Cards
June 2019
Back in the 1920s, the penny postcard quickly became the preferred medium by broadcast radio stations for listener reports.

The Radio Station that Bridge Built
February 2019
A fun historical look at how radio broadcasts promoted the game of Bridge.

“Just the (radio) FAX, Ma’am”
November 2003
During the Great Depression, an engineer named William G.H. Finch applied for his first patent for his simple and low-cost system for transmitting and receiving facsimile (now known as FAX) by radio.

The Colossus of Radio
April 2004
Meet Crosley Radio Corporation’s 1936 “WLW Model Super-Power Radio Receiver.”

The Man Who Invented The Future
August 2004
Hugo Gernsback was the world’s first futurist — one who not only speculated about the future, but also worked to make it happen.