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13/01/1910 The first public radio broadcast

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1910 dictaphone / radio sample / sounds like a tape recorder

American inventor Lee de Forest performed the first public radio broadcast. It featured the voices of Enrico Caruso, Emmy Destinn and other Metropolitan Opera stars. The conductor was Egisto Tango. Members of the public and the press used earphones to listen to the broadcast in several locations throughout the city.