AM radio, born in the 1920 election, dies as 2020’s votes are counted
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If 2020 wasn’t 2020, I’d be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, listening to election returns on KDKA and honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of broadcasting. Then owned by Westinghouse, a radio manufacturer, KDKA signed on and reported the results of the 1920 presidential race between republican (and victor) Warren Harding and democrat James Cox.
Some experimental stations were on (and, mostly, off) the air early in the preceding decade, but were shut down during World War I.… More