First Long Range Broadcast of Radio by Voice

December 24, 1906

Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden is the first to successfully transmit the sound of a human voice by radio on December 23, 1900. He accomplishes this between two 50-foot towers. Six years later, after a long battle to raise more funds, Fessenden makes the first long-range voice broadcast in radio history on Christmas Eve, and plays “O Holy Night” on his violin to radio operators on ships in the Atlantic.


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