Reginald Fessenden  

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Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866July 22, 1932) was a Canadian inventor, best known for his work in early radio. Three of his most notable achievements include: the first audio transmission by radio (1900), the first two-way transatlantic radio transmission (1906), and the first radio broadcast of entertainment and music (1906).

At a time when radio was only intended for morse he broadcast the first "radio" program on December 24, 1906, at 9 P.M.. After a brief introduction, Handel's "Largo" was played from an Edison wax cylinder phonograph, followed by the inventor playing "O, Holy Night" on his violin.



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