Ever wonder how this wireless transmission of audio happened? We did to, and that wondering began a fascinating adventure to find out when and who did it and how did they figure it all out???
Broadcast radio was 100 years old in November of 2020, the very first commercial radio broadcast was the Harding-Cox Presidential election, since that early technology has evolved into radar, gps, wifi, which is vital to us today.
Asheville’s oldest community radio station (WPVM), produced a short documentary “Asheville World of Radio”—featuring our mini museum of vintage radios and radio history memorabilia.
The video is just under 18 minutes and gives you a whirlwind tour of major events in world history, the arts, music, and radio in the times of internet, coupled with the vintage to modern radios of each time period.
The collection of artifacts in WPVM’s exhibition—carefully researched and artfully curated—connects viewers through an entertaining historical progression of radio technology ending in our state of the art broadcast studio which connects the modern era of digital broadcasting on the airwaves and the internet.