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Marconi’s first radio broadcast: 125 years ago

An amazing experiment that changed the way the world communicates forever. On May 13th 1897 Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeded in sending a simple message using radio broadcast across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. Sending the morse code for 's' from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada more than 2,000 miles away. Other scientists at the time believed that the range of the transmission […]

todayMay 13, 2022 25

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Jazz Radio in a Streaming World

As a result of Shawn Fanning’s Napster’s P2P file sharing technology launched in 1999 that changed the landscape of the recorded music industry practically overnight, streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music have become the accepted way for people to access and listen to music. On the plus side, these platforms killed the rampant piracy caused by Napster’s model - why bother stealing music when it’s so […]

todayNovember 5, 2021 16

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A New Women Of Our Time

Dear Listeners, I couldn't be more delighted to share success stories with you from some of our 2021 Women of our Time (WOOTs). So many stories of follow up and successes to report I barely know where to start! Everything from the changing of Court rulings won by the WASPI Women & Dee Wild Kearney to the successful banning of live animal exports supported by animal campaigner Julia Jennings at […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 35

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