Up with Fessenden & Armstrong, along with Marconi

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Wed Oct 6 11:36:20 EDT 2010

And those who can't or won't recognize that DeForest was nothing more
than radio's earliest promoter and pitch man simply can't see DeForest
for the trees;>)

In fact, though, the pitch-man stories are deeply entrenched in radio
history. The book Border Blasters (about the high-powered AMs in
Mexico whose skywave signals blanketed much of the US at night in the
1930s and even into the mid 1950s) tells the stories of many of these
shady characters. Worth reading! When you listen to the horrendous
infomercials that still pervade the airwaves--even on some reputable
stations--you are listening to a page of radio history.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Q. George" <radiojunkie3@yahoo.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>;
<seth@upsidemedia.com>; "Mark Casey" <map@mapinternet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: Up with Fessenden & Armstrong, along with Marconi

> No question about it. Both Fessenden and the Major should get "front
> and center" credit for their many contributions to radio.
> DeForest, on the other hand, should be nothing more than a sleazy
> footnote in broadcasting history.  It's been said that many of the
> "inventions" that DeForest "made", were already made by other
> inventors.  And he called himself "The Father of Radio".  No way,
> Lee.
> Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
> Whitman, Massachusetts
> "Scanning the bands since 1967"
> radiojunkie3@yahoo.com
> ***********************************************************
>> For their advances, both Reginald
>> Fessenden and Major Armstrong should
>> recieve at least equal credit with Marconi for the
>> practical invention of
>> radio as we know it.
>> Mark Casey K1MAP

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