FACTOID # 3: South Carolina has the highest rate of violent crimes and aggravated assaults per capita among US states.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > KDKA Radio

KDKA AM is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz.


KDKA's roots began with the efforts of Frank Conrad who operated KDKA's predecessor 75 watt 8XK from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania from 1916. Although 8XK is widely believed to have been the first American radio station to conduct regularly scheduled broadcasts, the issue is disputed. Contenders for initial broadcasts include the stations operated by Charles Herrold of San Jose, California who used several different call signs over time: FN, SJN, 6XF, and 6XE, and eventually KQW (which would become KCBS). Other early stations include Lee De Forest's 2XG in New York, Harold J. Power's 1XE in Boston, Massachusetts, 2XN from the City College of New York, 2ZK in New Rochelle, New York, and 8MK in Detroit, Michigan (now WWJ).


Conrad's musical offerings proved unexpectedly popular and his operations continued until his employer, the Westinghouse Electric Company, realized the potential of this new medium and applied for an official broadcasting license in 1920, granted on October 27. The KDKA callsign was assigned sequentially from a list maintained for the use of US-registry maritime stations, and on November 2, 1920, KDKA broadcast the US presidential election returns from a Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh. There is some indication that the new license had not been received by that date, and the station may have gone online with the experimental call sign of 8ZZ that night.


KDKA became a full-service radio broadcaster, carrying music, news, and sports, a format that continued until 1990.


Today, KDKA is a news and talk radio station. It broadcasts 24 hours per day with 50,000 watts using a non-directional antenna, both day and night. Its transmitter is located in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.


External links

  • KDKA Radio (http://kdkaradio.com)
  • KDKA History (http://kdkaradio.com/history.shtml)

  Results from FactBites:
 
A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: KDKA begins to broadcast (604 words)
The radio tube was gradually improved upon by other inventors, to increased clarity and power.
One obstacle to radio's acceptance was that the equipment was cumbersome and required a fair amount of knowledge and attention.
Radio began as a one-to-one method of communication, so this was a novel idea.
KDKA (AM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1685 words)
KDKA is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz.
The KDKA callsign was assigned sequentially from a list maintained for the use of US-registry maritime stations, and on November 2, 1920, KDKA broadcasted the US presidential election returns from a Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh.
Through it all, KDKA Radio was the winner of four Joe Snyder awards for outstanding overall news service in the state of Pennsylvania, an honor bestowed by the Associated Press.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m