Sunday, 21st April 2019


Radio is one of the oldest forms of news broadcasting and is still used by a regular, worldwide audience. Reporters, correspondents, researchers, producers and presenters will work for radio station news desks to research and report the best and most up-to-date news and stories of interest.

Originally the radio was used for sending Morse code between ships and land. The earliest recorded use was in 1905 during the Battle of Tsushima when the Japanese Navy were scouting the Russian fleet. In the First World War the radio was also used to pass on orders and communications between armies and navies.

Broadcasting first began in San Jose, California in 1909, however was not feasible till the 1920s with the widespread introduction of the radio receivers. Before the television, radio used to not only include music and news, but dramas, comedies, variety shows and a huge range of entertainment.