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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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From Radio-Telephony to Broadcasting

From Radio-Telephony to Broadcasting

2. From Radio-Telephony to Broadcasting
The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the transition in the application of wireless communication from radio-telephony to broadcasting. It highlights the role of World War I in harnessing the new powers of wireless to the needs of the separate armies, navies, and intelligence services. It explains that it was during this time that the long association between radio and propaganda had begun. It describes the Marconi Company's experimental broadcasts in Chelmsford and explains the role of the Post Office in these broadcasts.

Keywords:   wireless communication, radio-telephony, broadcasting, World War I, propaganda, Marconi Company, Post Office

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