Fun Facts About Radio For National Radio Day

posted by Amanda Alvarado - 

Happy National Radio Day! Yes, there is a day to celebrate radio! 

I went to college and graduated with a degree in journalism and I knew I wanted to work in media, but getting into radio was not my intention. After getting an internship with a morning show that I grew up listening to, I fell in love and the rest is history. 

I learned a lot about radio in my college classes, so to celebrate National Radio Day, I'm giving you a few fun facts about radio that you might not know!

1. Guiglielmo Marconi sent the first ever radio transmission in 1896, so he's considered "the father of radio." 

2. AM stands for Amplitude Modulation and FM stands for Frequency Modulation. 

3. KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the world’s first commercial radio station.

4. Radio stations east of the Mississippi River use "W" as the first letter in their call signs and those west of the Mississippi River use "K" as the first letter in their call signs. We're east, so that's why our call letters are WIHB. 

5. FM Radio made its first appearance in 1939.

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