Radio - Still A Crucial Method Of Communication In The 21st. Century

By Owen Jones


Radio is one of the most extraordinary inventions of the Nineteenth Century. Although it was invented in 1879 by Marconi, the everyday, wide scale broadcasting of radio started later in the 1920?s. Radio is indubitably one of the mothers of invention because it paved ways for further inventions in the domain of communication.

It transmits its signals in free space through electromagnetic waves. The word ?Radio? stands for wireless. Though new technological innovations have left it well behind, its importance as a method of communication cannot be denied. Radio is thought to be the mother of all the other inventions in the field of communication.

Television and the Internet have left radio a long way behind in the race for communicational improvement. In spite of the fact that contemporary means of communication are used a lot more nowadays, none of the modern methods of communication has replaced it.

In the starting of the Twentieth century, radio was basically used to pass orders and important knowledge during war or emergencies. Later on, it was used to transmit all sorts of programs too.

Radio has successfully served as an vital way of transmitting programs ranging from news to plays, music, comedy and arts etc.

Radio provides access to limitless information from around the world. Listening to a radio is much easier and less time consuming than watching TV or using any other form of communication. We do not have to place other items on hold while listening to a radio.

Radio can be listened to when driving, hiking or even lying on the bed with one?s eyes closed. It is one of the biggest advantages associated with listening to a radio. There is no problem in listening to a radio when driving because it does not distract your attention to a damaging extent.

Radio is a cheaper way of serving advertisements for businesses trying to market and sell their products or services. Clive Anderson writes in favour of radio and claims that the pictures suggested by radio are better than any other mode of communication. These images are not real pictures. He means the emotional touch.

Radio provides more emotional participation. Radio transmissions on a home level. Usually one or two hosts talk to their audience in such a fashion that the program seems to be specially tailored to each listener.

Radio programs are classified on grounds of the taste of the audience and so a huge variety of programs are transmitted to cater for a huge populace. The audience feels an emotional relationship with the program makers.

Radio not just saves time and money but also physical energy. Less attention is needed to grasp audio knowledge than visual. Television, mobile, Wi-Fi, satellite navigation systems and Radar etc. are all the product of radio technology one in way or another.

This old invention and its principles are still in use and their importance can?t be denied even in the modern era of technological advancement and innovation. Although just sound is produced by radio, it has a colossal effect on the thinking of individuals because it has a huge reach and people listen to it.




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