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Exchange Exemplar: The Movers And Shakers In Early Radio


It's been disrupted by the Internet, but a century ago, radio was the great disrupter. 

And the early days of radio as a mass medium were chaotic, with some major powerful figures emerging.  Among them were David Sarnoff, the head of RCA, and inventor Edwin Armstrong. 

The story of these friends-turned-enemies is at the center of Scott Woolley's book The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age.  We return to our interview with the author from 2016. 

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.