Wow, Amy. Is that really you? You look like a mature young woman in the 20th century with those clothes on.
You even did your hair in a young woman's mid-century style.
So, what's been happening in 1945? How have you been entertaining yourself while waiting for me to fix the time machine. Are you bored?
Nah, there's some crazy shizz goin' on, that's for sure. It's like everyone is still partying 'cause we won the war and everything. it's not boring around here at all!
The only thing I'm totally missin' is technology 'cause all that's here are dumb radios.
It's crazy. They come in all different sizes, like, from the size of a clock to a big piece of furniture.
Okay. Let's see what's happening with radio in the mid 1900s.
In March of 1945, the entire Academy Awards production is broadcast on radio for the very first time.
On April 12th of 1945, regular radio programming is interrupted in the United States so the announcement of the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt can be broadcast throughout the country.
By the 1930's radio drama was very popular.
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles, an American actor, writer, director and producer performed a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' book, "The War of the Worlds" on a radio program called Mercury Theatre on the Air.
Written by Wells forty years previous as a fiction piece about martians invading New Jersey, police were inundated with calls from anxious listeners believing that what they heard on the radio was actually happening in real time: An invasion of Martians!
Guglielmo Marconi (April 1874 - July 1937) was an Italian inventor. In 1895 he sent and received the first radio signal in Italy.
In 1909 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun for his contribution in the development of wireless radiotelegraphy.
Speech was first transmitted in the United States in 1915, from New York City to San Francisco ... and also from a radio naval station in Arlington, Virginia to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.