Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who proved the feasibility of radio communication. In 1895, he sent and received his first radio signal in Italy.
Later, as a youngster in 1985, I went on air with KLOL/101 in Houston, Texas, on the “Stevens & Pruett” show.
I think I just said “HI Y’ALL” or something like that, in my hard-core LA (lower Alabama) accent. Dad was friends with the guys, so we stopped by for a visit once a year or so.
Hey, were foul-mouthed and self-described “radio gawds” — their show was cool.
As a young person, I was blown away as the whole town seemed to talk about them always, and I got to meet them. This was pre-everything we have now: Twitter, SiriusXM, Netflix (yadda yadda yadda).
These were the days when dad’s office had the radio on, and it stayed on all day.
When a song was in “heavy rotation” (what radio called it then) you knew it … and you disliked it fast. Think Pointer Sisters, Neutron Dance, etc.
In that era, while not played on