KDKA,  Conrad  &  Westinghouse

When Pittsburgh Made Radio History

Frank Conrad & Amateur Radio

History’s first broadcaster was an early ham radio operator – and the potential of radio mesmerized him.

KDKA - 1020 On Your Radio Dial

The initials didn’t stand for anything…..except for the future of change in America.

George Westinghouse A Life of Destiny

“Well gentlemen, what do you think?” – George Westinghouse

The "Also-Rans"

Was Pittsburgh’s KDKA really first? At first it was, then later it wasn’t. Now it’s first again…maybe. You decide. 

Documents

Hundreds of Articles, plus irreplaceable audio and video recordings. PARS puts radio history at your fingertips!

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