The radio has been the first device to allow for mass communication. The development of the radio began in 1893 with Nicolai Tesla. The later scientist Gugliamo Marconi who worked to perfect radio we now use was fascinated by Heinrich Hertz’s earlier discovery of radio waves and realized that it can be used for sending and receiving telegraph messages, referring to it as “ wireless telegraphs”.
The early uses of the radio were mainly, maintaining contact between ships out a sea. The radio saw a surge of use during the First World War. However this initial radio was able to sent Morse code messages.
After World War British Broadcasting Company ( BBC ) was built in 1922. Its aim is “inform, educate and entertain”. Following Second World War the radio turned into its more recognizable for of musical entertainment. BBC was giving the people what they need rather what they want. During the growing process thousands of more stations sprung up playing all different kinds of music (world, pop, jazz, classical, etc) as well as newscast. However 21st century the radio has top out. Despite the advert of television, radio is still popular medium in our life. Car, mobile phone, computer provide listening many different kinds of radio stations. On the other hand through the convergence of radio and internet we can listen and participate to radio with a simple click of a mouse.
Finally, I want to write Albert Einstein explanation about radio:
“ You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. “