31 August 2012

From Morse Code to Megabytes: Minnesota Broadcasting’s First Century

100 years ago, University of Minnesota Professor F.W. Springer generated a series of sparks in Morse Code and sent “wireless” messages from an antenna atop the Engineering Building. It was the dawn of the radio era in Minnesota, and a dozen years later, the state’s first broadcasting stations took to the air.

Join Access Minnesota radio and TV in the weeks ahead as we look back at the colorful history of Minnesota broadcasting. In the meantime, learn more about a century of radio at the U of M’s Radio K. Also, don’t miss the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting’s unique collection of equipment and memorabilia.