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g) Who cares about broadcasting?

g) Who cares about broadcasting?

25.03.2019

 

David Sarnoff, an employee of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, demonstrated the broadcast of music in New York circa 1915. This and other demonstrations of long-distance wireless telephony inspired many memos to his superiors on applications of radio technologies. In 1920, he proposed that the company develop a radio music box for the amateur market of radio enthusiasts. The proposal was rejected:

"The radio music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"

Sarnoff ended up heading the Radio Corp. of America and founding NBC.

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