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Radio
Radio
broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both. Alternatives to terrestrial radio broadcasting include cable radio, local wire television networks, satellite radio, and internet radio via streaming media on the Internet. The signal types can be either analog audio or digital audio.

Contents

1 History 2 Types

2.1 Shortwave 2.2 AM 2.3 FM 2.4 Pirate radio 2.5 Terrestrial digital radio 2.6 Satellite

3 Program formats 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

History[edit] See also: History of radio § Broadcasting, and History of broadcasting The earliest radio stations were radiotelegraphy systems and did not carry audio. For audio broadcasts to be possible, electronic detection and amplification devices had to be incorporated. The thermionic valve was invented in 1904 by the English physicist John Ambrose Fleming. He developed a device he called an "oscillation valve" (because it passes current in only one direction). The heated filament, or cathode, was capable of thermionic emission of electrons that would flow to the plate (or anode) when it was at a higher voltage. Electrons, however, could not pass in the reverse direction because the plate was not heated and thus not capable of thermionic emission of electrons. Later known as the Fleming valve, it could be used as a rectifier of alternating current and as a radio wave detector.[1] This greatly improved the crystal set which rectified the radio signal using an early solid-state diode based on a crystal and a so-called cat's whisker. However, what was still required was an amplifier. The triode (mercury-vapor filled with a control grid) was patented on March 4, 1906, by the Austrian Robert von Lieben[2][3][4] independent from that, on October 25, 1906,[5][6] Lee De Forest
Lee De Forest
patented his three-element Audion. It wasn't put to practical use until 1912 when its amplifying ability became recognized by researchers.[7] By about 1920, valve technology had matured to the point where radio broadcasting was quickly becoming viable.[8][9] However, an early audio transmission that could be termed a broadcast may have occurred on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
in 1906 by Reginald Fessenden, although this is disputed.[10] While many early experimenters attempted to create systems similar to radiotelephone devices by which only two parties were meant to communicate, there were others who intended to transmit to larger audiences. Charles Herrold
Charles Herrold
started broadcasting in California
California
in 1909 and was carrying audio by the next year. (Herrold's station eventually became KCBS). In The Hague, the Netherlands, PCGG
PCGG
started broadcasting on November 6, 1919, making it, arguably the first commercial broadcasting station. In 1916, Frank Conrad, an electrical engineer employed at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, began broadcasting from his Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
garage with the call letters 8XK. Later, the station was moved to the top of the Westinghouse factory building in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Westinghouse relaunched the station as KDKA on November 2, 1920, as the first commercially licensed radio station in America.[11] The commercial broadcasting designation came from the type of broadcast license; advertisements did not air until years later. The first licensed broadcast in the United States
United States
came from KDKA itself: the results of the Harding/Cox Presidential Election. The Montreal
Montreal
station that became CFCF began broadcast programming on May 20, 1920, and the Detroit
Detroit
station that became WWJ began program broadcasts beginning on August 20, 1920, although neither held a license at the time. In 1920, wireless broadcasts for entertainment began in the UK from the Marconi Research Centre
Marconi Research Centre
2MT
2MT
at Writtle
Writtle
near Chelmsford, England. A famous broadcast from Marconi's New Street Works factory in Chelmsford was made by the famous soprano Dame Nellie Melba
Nellie Melba
on 15 June 1920, where she sang two arias and her famous trill. She was the first artist of international renown to participate in direct radio broadcasts. The 2MT
2MT
station began to broadcast regular entertainment in 1922. The BBC
BBC
was amalgamated in 1922 and received a Royal Charter in 1926, making it the first national broadcaster in the world,[12][13] followed by Czech Radio
Radio
and other European broadcasters in 1923. Radio
Radio
Argentina began regularly scheduled transmissions from the Teatro Coliseo
Teatro Coliseo
in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
on August 27, 1920, making its own priority claim. The station got its license on November 19, 1923. The delay was due to the lack of official Argentine licensing procedures before that date. This station continued regular broadcasting of entertainment and cultural fare for several decades.[14] Radio
Radio
in education soon followed and colleges across the U.S. began adding radio broadcasting courses to their curricula. Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts introduced one of the first broadcasting majors in 1932 when the college teamed up with WLOE in Boston to have students broadcast programs.[15] Types[edit]

Transmission diagram of sound broadcasting (AM and FM)

Broadcasting
Broadcasting
by radio takes several forms. These include AM and FM stations. There are several subtypes, namely commercial broadcasting, non-commercial educational (NCE) public broadcasting and non-profit varieties as well as community radio, student-run campus radio stations, and hospital radio stations can be found throughout the world. Many stations broadcast on shortwave bands using AM technology that can be received over thousands of miles (especially at night). For example, the BBC, VOA, VOR, and Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle
have transmitted via shortwave to Africa and Asia. These broadcasts are very sensitive to atmospheric conditions and solar activity. Nielsen Audio, formerly known as Arbitron, the United States-based company that reports on radio audiences, defines a "radio station" as a government-licensed AM or FM station; an HD Radio
Radio
(primary or multicast) station; an internet stream of an existing government-licensed station; one of the satellite radio channels from XM Satellite Radio
Radio
or Sirius Satellite Radio; or, potentially, a station that is not government licensed.[16] Shortwave[edit] See shortwave for the differences between shortwave, medium wave, and long wave spectra. Shortwave
Shortwave
is used largely for national broadcasters, international propaganda, or religious broadcasting organizations.[17] AM[edit] Main article: AM broadcasting

AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting
stations in 2006

AM stations were the earliest broadcasting stations to be developed. AM refers to amplitude modulation, a mode of broadcasting radio waves by varying the amplitude of the carrier signal in response to the amplitude of the signal to be transmitted. The medium-wave band is used worldwide for AM broadcasting. Europe
Europe
also uses the long wave band. In response to the growing popularity of FM stereo radio stations in the late 1980s and early 1990s, some North American stations began broadcasting in AM stereo, though this never gained popularity, and very few receivers were ever sold. The signal is subject to interference from electrical storms (lightning) and other electromagnetic interference (EMI).[18] One advantage of AM radio signal is that it can be detected (turned into sound) with simple equipment. If a signal is strong enough, not even a power source is needed; building an unpowered crystal radio receiver was a common childhood project in the early decades of AM broadcasting. AM broadcasts occur on North American airwaves in the medium wave frequency range of 525 to 1705 kHz (known as the “standard broadcast band”). The band was expanded in the 1990s by adding nine channels from 1605 to 1705 kHz. Channels are spaced every 10 kHz in the Americas, and generally every 9 kHz everywhere else. AM transmissions cannot be ionospherically propagated during the day due to strong absorption in the D-layer
D-layer
of the ionosphere. In a crowded channel environment, this means that the power of regional channels which share a frequency must be reduced at night or directionally beamed in order to avoid interference, which reduces the potential nighttime audience. Some stations have frequencies unshared with other stations in North America; these are called clear-channel stations. Many of them can be heard across much of the country at night. During the night, absorption largely disappears and permits signals to travel to much more distant locations via ionospheric reflections. However, fading of the signal can be severe at night. AM radio transmitters can transmit audio frequencies up to 15 kHz (now limited to 10 kHz in the US due to FCC rules designed to reduce interference), but most receivers are only capable of reproducing frequencies up to 5 kHz or less. At the time that AM broadcasting began in the 1920s, this provided adequate fidelity for existing microphones, 78 rpm recordings, and loudspeakers. The fidelity of sound equipment subsequently improved considerably, but the receivers did not. Reducing the bandwidth of the receivers reduces the cost of manufacturing and makes them less prone to interference. AM stations are never assigned adjacent channels in the same service area. This prevents the sideband power generated by two stations from interfering with each other.[19] Bob Carver
Bob Carver
created an AM stereo
AM stereo
tuner employing notch filtering that demonstrated that an AM broadcast can meet or exceed the 15 kHz baseband bandwidth allotted to FM stations without objectionable interference. After several years, the tuner was discontinued. Bob Carver
Bob Carver
had left the company and the Carver Corporation later cut the number of models produced before discontinuing production completely.[citation needed] FM[edit] Main article: FM broadcasting

FM radio
FM radio
broadcast stations in 2006

FM refers to frequency modulation, and occurs on VHF
VHF
airwaves in the frequency range of 88 to 108 MHz everywhere except Japan
Japan
and Russia. Russia, like the former Soviet Union, uses 65.9 to 74 MHz frequencies in addition to the world standard. Japan
Japan
uses the 76 to 90 MHz frequency band. Edwin Howard Armstrong
Edwin Howard Armstrong
invented FM radio
FM radio
to overcome the problem of radio-frequency interference (RFI), which plagued AM radio reception. At the same time, greater fidelity was made possible by spacing stations further apart in the radio frequency spectrum. Instead of 10 kHz apart, as on the AM band in the US, FM channels are 200 kHz (0.2 MHz) apart. In other countries, greater spacing is sometimes mandatory, such as in New Zealand, which uses 700 kHz spacing (previously 800 kHz). The improved fidelity made available was far in advance of the audio equipment of the 1940s, but wide interchannel spacing was chosen to take advantage of the noise-suppressing feature of wideband FM. Bandwidth of 200 kHz is not needed to accommodate an audio signal — 20 kHz to 30 kHz is all that is necessary for a narrowband FM signal. The 200 kHz bandwidth allowed room for ±75 kHz signal deviation from the assigned frequency, plus guard bands to reduce or eliminate adjacent channel interference. The larger bandwidth allows for broadcasting a 15 kHz bandwidth audio signal plus a 38 kHz stereo "subcarrier"—a piggyback signal that rides on the main signal. Additional unused capacity is used by some broadcasters to transmit utility functions such as background music for public areas, GPS auxiliary signals, or financial market data. The AM radio problem of interference at night was addressed in a different way. At the time FM was set up, the available frequencies were far higher in the spectrum than those used for AM radio - by a factor of approximately 100. Using these frequencies meant that even at far higher power, the range of a given FM signal was much shorter; thus its market was more local than for AM radio. The reception range at night is the same as in the daytime. All FM broadcast transmissions are line-of-sight, and ionospheric bounce is not viable. The much larger bandwidths, compared to AM and SSB, are more susceptible to phase dispersion. Propagation speeds (celerities) are fastest in the ionosphere at the lowest sideband frequency. The celerity difference between the highest and lowest sidebands is quite apparent to the listener. Such distortion occurs up to frequencies of approximately 50 MHz. Higher frequencies do not reflect from the ionosphere, nor from storm clouds. Moon reflections have been used in some experiments, but require impractical power levels. The original FM radio
FM radio
service in the U.S. was the Yankee Network, located in New England.[20][21][22] Regular FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting
began in 1939 but did not pose a significant threat to the AM broadcasting industry. It required purchase of a special receiver. The frequencies used, 42 to 50 MHz, were not those used today. The change to the current frequencies, 88 to 108 MHz, began after the end of World War II and was to some extent imposed by AM broadcasters as an attempt to cripple what was by now realized to be a potentially serious threat. FM radio
FM radio
on the new band had to begin from the ground floor. As a commercial venture, it remained a little-used audio enthusiasts' medium until the 1960s. The more prosperous AM stations, or their owners, acquired FM licenses and often broadcast the same programming on the FM station as on the AM station ("simulcasting"). The FCC limited this practice in the 1960s. By the 1980s, since almost all new radios included both AM and FM tuners, FM became the dominant medium, especially in cities. Because of its greater range, AM remained more common in rural environments. Pirate radio[edit] Main article: Pirate radio Pirate radio is illegal or non-regulated radio transmission. It is most commonly used to describe illegal broadcasting for entertainment or political purposes. Sometimes it is used for illegal two-way radio operation. Its history can be traced back to the unlicensed nature of the transmission, but historically there has been occasional use of sea vessels—fitting the most common perception of a pirate—as broadcasting bases. Rules and regulations vary largely from country to country, but often the term pirate radio generally describes the unlicensed broadcast of FM radio, AM radio, or shortwave signals over a wide range. In some places, radio stations are legal where the signal is transmitted, but illegal where the signals are received—especially when the signals cross a national boundary. In other cases, a broadcast may be considered "pirate" due to the type of content, its transmission format, or the transmitting power (wattage) of the station, even if the transmission is not technically illegal (such as a webcast or an amateur radio transmission). Pirate radio stations are sometimes referred to as bootleg radio or clandestine stations. Terrestrial digital radio[edit] Digital radio broadcasting has emerged, first in Europe
Europe
(the UK in 1995 and Germany
Germany
in 1999), and later in the United States, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, and many other countries worldwide. The most simple system is named DAB Digital Radio, for Digital Audio Broadcasting, and uses the public domain EUREKA 147 (Band III) system. DAB is used mainly in the UK and South Africa. Germany
Germany
and the Netherlands use the DAB and DAB+ systems, and France uses the L-Band system of DAB Digital Radio. In the United States, digital radio isn't used in the same way as Europe
Europe
and South Africa. Instead, the IBOC system is named HD Radio and owned by a consortium of private companies that is called iBiquity. An international non-profit consortium Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), has introduced the public domain DRM system. Satellite[edit]

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Satellite radio broadcasters are slowly emerging, but the enormous entry costs of space-based satellite transmitters and restrictions on available radio spectrum licenses has restricted growth of this market. In the USA and Canada, just two services, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio
Radio
exist. Both XM and Sirius are owned by Sirius XM Radio, which was formed by the merger of XM and Sirius on July 29, 2008, whereas in Canada, XM Radio
Radio
Canada
Canada
and Sirius Canada remained separate companies until 2010. Worldspace in Africa and Asia, and MobaHO! in Japan
Japan
and the ROK were two unsuccessful satellite radio operators which have gone out of business. Program formats[edit] Main article: Radio
Radio
format Radio
Radio
program formats differ by country, regulation, and markets. For instance, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
designates the 88–92 megahertz band in the U.S. for non-profit or educational programming, with advertising prohibited. In addition, formats change in popularity as time passes and technology improves. Early radio equipment only allowed program material to be broadcast in real time, known as live broadcasting. As technology for sound recording improved, an increasing proportion of broadcast programming used pre-recorded material. A current trend is the automation of radio stations. Some stations now operate without direct human intervention by using entirely pre-recorded material sequenced by computer control. See also[edit]

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Broadcasting
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Disc jockey
(DJ) History of broadcasting International broadcasting List of radio topics Low power radio station

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Radio
antenna Radio
Radio
network Radio
Radio
personality RF modulation Sports commentator Television
Television
station

References[edit]

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2MT
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Further reading[edit]

Briggs Asa. The History of Broadcasting
Broadcasting
in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(Oxford University Press, 1961). Crisell, Andrew. An Introductory History of British Broadcasting (2002) excerpt Ewbank Henry and Lawton Sherman P. Broadcasting: Radio
Radio
and Television (Harper & Brothers, 1952). Fisher, Marc. Something In The Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped A Generation (Random House, 2007). Hausman, Carl, Messere, Fritz, Benoit, Philip, and O'Donnell, Lewis, Modern Radio
Radio
Production, 9th ed., (Cengage, 2013) Head, Sydney W., Christopher W. Sterling, and Lemuel B. Schofield. Broadcasting
Broadcasting
in America." (7th ed. 1994). Lewis, Tom, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, 1st ed., New York : E. Burlingame Books, 1991. ISBN 0-06-018215-6. "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio" (1992) by Ken Burns
Ken Burns
was a PBS documentary based on the book. Pilon, Robert, Isabelle Lamoureux, and Gilles Turcotte. Le Marché de la radio au Québec: document de reference. [Montréal]: Association québécoise de l'industrie du dique, du spectacle et de la video, 1991. unpaged. N.B.: Comprises: Robert Pilon's and Isabelle Lamoureux' Profil du marché de radio au Québec: un analyse de Média-culture. -- Gilles Turcotte's Analyse comparative de l'écoute des principals stations de Montréal: prepare par Info Cible. Ray, William B. FCC: The Ups and Downs of Radio-TV Regulation (Iowa State University Press, 1990). Russo, Alexan der. Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio
Radio
Beyond the Networks (Duke University Press; 2010) 278 pages; discusses regional and local radio as forms that "complicate" the image of the medium as a national unifier from the 1920s to the 1950s. Scannell, Paddy, and Cardiff, David. A Social History of British Broadcasting, Volume One, 1922-1939 (Basil Blackwell, 1991). Schramm, Wilbur, ed. The Process and Effects of Mass Communication (1955 and later editions) articles by social scientists

Schramm, Wilbur, ed. Mass Communication (1950, 2nd ed. 1960); more popular essays

Schwoch James. The American Radio
Radio
Industry and Its Latin American Activities, 1900-1939 (University of Illinois Press, 1990). Stewart, Sandy. From Coast to Coast: a Personal History of Radio
Radio
in Canada
Canada
(Entreprises Radio-Canada, 1985). xi, 191 p., ill., chiefly with b&w photos. ISBN 0-88794-147-8 Stewart, Sandy. A Pictorial History of Radio
Radio
in Canada
Canada
(Gage Publishing, 1975). v, [1], 154 p., amply ill. in b&w mostly with photos. SBN 7715-9948-X White Llewellyn. The American Radio
Radio
(University of Chicago Press, 1947).

External links[edit]

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Broadcasting niche

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Specialty channels

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Production and funding

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List of radio stations in Africa

Sovereign states

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) Central African Republic Chad Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon The Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda São Tomé and Príncipe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

States with limited recognition

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Somaliland

Dependencies and other territories

Canary Islands / Ceuta / Melilla  (Spain) Madeira (Portugal) Mayotte / Réunion (France) Saint Helena / Ascension Island / Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)

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Sovereign states

Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia China Cyprus East Timor (Timor-Leste) Egypt Georgia India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Kazakhstan North Korea South Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan Philippines Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria Tajikistan Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen

States with limited recognition

Abkhazia Artsakh Northern Cyprus Palestine South Ossetia Taiwan

Dependencies and other territories

British Indian Ocean Territory Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Hong Kong Macau

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Sovereign states

Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland

Italy Kazakhstan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

States with limited recognition

Abkhazia Artsakh Kosovo Northern Cyprus South Ossetia Transnistria

Dependencies and other entities

Åland Faroe Islands Gibraltar Guernsey Isle of Man Jersey Svalbard

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Sovereign states

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize Canada Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago United States

Dependencies and other territories

Anguilla Aruba Bermuda Bonaire British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Curaçao Greenland Guadeloupe Martinique Montserrat Puerto Rico Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saba Sint Eustatius Sint Maarten Turks and Caicos Islands United States
United States
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Sovereign states

Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela

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