May 04

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U.S. Broadcast Industry

On Christmas Eve 1906, Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden conducted the first radio broadcast in history, sending a recording of Handel's Largo, Christian hymns and a "Merry Christmas" to United Fruit Co. boats in the Atlantic Ocean.

Jan 21

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, who oversaw the passage of controversial media ownership rules among other matters, announced Friday he will leave his post in March after holding the job for four years.

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