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Early FM Radio: Incremental Technology in Twentieth-Century America The commonly accepted history of FM radio is one of the twentieth century s iconic sagas of invention, heroism, and tragedy Edwin Howard Armstrong created a system of wideband frequency modulation radio inThe Radio Corporation of America RCA , convinced that Armstrong s system threatened its AM empire, failed to develop the new technology and refused to pay Armstrong royalties Armstrong sued the company at great personal cost He died despondent, exhausted, and brokeBut this account, according to Gary L Frost, ignores the contributions of scores of other individuals who were involved in the decades long struggle to realize the potential of FM radio The first scholar to fully examine recently uncovered evidence from the Armstrong v RCA lawsuit, Frost offers a thorough revision of the FM storyFrost s balanced, contextualized approach provides a much needed corrective to previous accounts Navigating deftly through the details of a complicated story, he examines the motivations and interactions of the three communities most intimately involved in the development of the technology Progressive era amateur radio operators, RCA and Westinghouse engineers, and early FM broadcasters In the process, Frost demonstrates the tension between competition and collaboration that goes hand in hand with the emergence and refinement of new technologiesFrost s study reconsiders both the social construction of FM radio and the process of technological evolution Historians of technology, communication, and media will welcome this important reexamination of the canonic story of early FM radio

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    Early FM Radio Incremental Technology in Twentieth Century America is a masterful and definitive dismembering of the mythology surrounding Edwin Howard Armstrong s invention of what became FM broadcasting in the United States This mythology was first established by Lawrence Lessing s deeply flawed and highly partisan biography of Armstrong a mythology that was sub

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