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Reginald A. Fessenden, a Canadian-born revolutionary in the field of radio, developed a system that made wireless communications possible. Conducting experiments in the Albemarle Sound region from locations in Manteo and Hatteras, Fessenden spent a significant portion of his life in North Carolina.
In December 2006, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting. Inventor Reginald Fessenden, a radio pioneer, made the first broadcast. In 1900, he was hired by the U.S. Weather Bureau to solve one of its most serious problems - instant communication with remote observation stations on islands and ships. Frost describes how Fessenden and his team, working at Manteo, solved the problem.
Article about Reginald A. Fessenden, (1866-1932) wireless radio genius, who sent the first musical notes ever relayed by radio in 1902 at Manteo, NC.