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Radio for Everybody

Nature volume 110, page 695 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation



Most people are interested at present in radio-broadcasting, and there are many who are contemplating the purchase of a receiving-set. It will be of interest to them, therefore, to know how broadcasting has fared in America and the kind of programmes which are daily issued to the public. Specimen copies of these programmes are given. It appears that vocal and instrumental music, speeches and “talks,” sermons and stories for children are the most popular items. The book contains an interesting chapter on the development and present position of radio-telephony in Great Britain. It is anticipated that radio-broadcasting will soon be as popular in this country as it is in America. We think, however, that the user of a receiving-set will find that on about one of every five days in this country receiving will be seriously interfered with by atmospherics. The rest of the book gives a popular but accurate account of the various kinds of radio-apparatus. There is no doubt that the mystery and fascination of the art of radio-communication is attracting many boys to take up applied electricity as a career.

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