1920 in British radio

This is a list of events from British radio in 1920.

List of years in British radio (table)
In television
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923

EventsEdit

  • January – The first informal and spasmodic broadcasts in the United Kingdom are made by the Marconi Company from Chelmsford in Essex. These broadcasts include both speech and music.[1]
  • 23 February–6 March – The Marconi Company broadcasts from Chelmsford a series of 30-minute shows repeated twice daily. These include live music performances.[1]
  • 15 June – Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba becomes history's first well-known professional performer to make a radio broadcast when she sings two arias as part of the series of Marconi broadcasts from Chelmsford.[1]
  • November – The Marconi broadcasts from Chelmsford cease after it is claimed they interfere with aircraft and ship communications.[1] They resume in 1922 regularly as 2MT.

BirthsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d The Shell Book of Firsts 1983. pp. 145–8.