Friday, April 01, 2011

California Historical Landmark #952

I wandered by this waymark when we were in San Jose to see the Sharks play.

Site of the World's First Broadcasting Station
California State Historical Landmark #952

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This landmark is located at the southwest corner of First and San Fernando Streets, San Jose, California. There are 42 other California State Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 20.075 W 121° 53.442.

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California Historical Landmark #952

On this corner stood the Garden City Bank Building, where Charles D. Herrold established Station FN, the first radio broadcasting station in the world. As a pioneer in wireless telephony (radio), Herrold established the first station in 1909 to transmit radio programs of music and news to a listening audience on a regular basis.

California Historical Landmark #952

California Historical Landmark #952

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