Today In Fact, 6 November

On this day in 1935, Edwin Howard Armstrong, a New Yorker published a paper showing how radio can be improved through frequency modulation. He fought the vested interests of the RCA radio empire and eventually committed suicide in 1954.

The man who singlehandedly invented much of the radio technology we take for granted today remains largely unknown. Armstrong loved radio waves and the technology that propels them. He was unable though, to understand or bother with the content and the marketing that finances radio.

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