When Guglielmo Marconi installed a receiving station at St. Johns Newfoundland in November 1901 he probably never realized the full impact of his invention. Radio is now as remarkable as wallpaper. The people of St. Johns are determined to celebrate this most ubiquitous of mediums on the 100th anniversary of the transmission of the first signal across the Atlantic. Producer Chris Brookes from Battery Radio captures the town's enthusiasm as they move through the day.
Communicating with Sparks
The first wireless transmissions employed spark technology. Find out how it works.
MarconiCalling is a fascinating exploration of Guglielmo Marconi's life, his scientific discoveries, the impact of wireless and the development of modern communications
CHMR - Memorial University Campus Radio
A link to the campus radio station featured in Calling Mr. Marconi.
The City of St. John's
Find out everything you wanted to know about the city & more.
100 Years of Radio
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first trans-Atlantic radio transmission.
Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio
By Michele Hilmes (Editor), Jason Loviglio (Editor)
Explore how radio set the stage for alternate forms of media in our culture.
Tolerable Good Anchorage: A Capsule History of St. John's, Newfoundland
By Joan Rusted
Find out about the city that hosts Signal Hill.