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background image Intro to Mass Communication 
9/18/18 
 
Empire of the Air    ● Directed by Ken Burns 
● Featuring: Lee de Forest 
● Edwin Armstrong 
● David Sarnoff  
  - Lee De Forest   - Self-styled “father of radio”  - Few inventions  - Spent most of life in lawsuits   - But did help popularize “broadcasting”    - Edwin Howard Armstrong 
- Inventor: regenerative circuit 
- amplified radio waves send and receive  
  ● FM- frequency modulation   - David Sarnoff (father of TV)  - Made RCA one of the world’s most successful companies  - Supported development of television   - Fought FM (radio) 
 
 
Radio Days(1987)    ● Radio/ Internet similarities  
● Access wisdom of the ages/ signal end of libraries?) 
● World (different nations/people talking) 
● War of the World’s 
● Mercury theatre of the air 
● Broadcast: October 30, 1938 
- Written by Howard Koch 
 
● Featuring Orson Welles    
 
 
 
 
background image When radio ruled : Edward Murrow   
 
● Radios rag-tag history  
● Read newspapers on the air 
● Local DJ’s, local music, local tastes  
● Radios: not portable  
● Signals covered  
● Radios earliest days: Live in the Studio  
● O Brother, where art thou? (2000) 
● Dir. Joel Coen with: George CLooney, Chris Thomas King, Holly Hunter, and John 
Goodman   ● Border Radio   - Transformed American AM radio 
 
● Unregulated- located in Mexico  - XERF, XED, XEAW  - Began careers of host of U.S DJs, including wolfman Jack  - Introduced C&W and R&B to U.S 
 
● Transcripts from Border Radio 
● Clip #1: “turn your radio on” 
● Clip #2: Sen. W. Lee “Pappy” O’ Daniel (and temperance)  
● Clip #3: Bulletin and Commercials (inc.) Wolfman Jack 
● American Graffiti: Directed and Written by George Lucas (1973) 
- Starring: Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Wolfman Jack, and 
Charles Martin Smith  
 
● Pirate Radio   - But in England government  controlled radio:   - Limited rock n’ roll on land   - So radio stations took to the seas! 
 
● Programming entirely local  - Individualized commercials   - Dispensed advice  - Active Civil Rights movement and Vietnam 
 
 
  Radio and Civil Rights    ● Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (1967) 

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School: Baylor University
Department: Public Relations
Course: Introduction to Mass Communication
Professor: Robert Darden
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: mass and communication
Name: Journalism week 3 Notes
Description: These notes are from lecture of week 3. This chapter will also be covered on the Final.
Uploaded: 09/23/2018
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