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Founded in 1909, the Radio Club of America is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society. The Radio Club of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and contributions made to RCA may be tax exempt.
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The Radio Club of America’s 2020 Technical Symposium and 111th Awards Banquet was a Huge Success!
RCA’s first ever virtual Virtual Technical Symposium and Awards Program held on Saturday November 21, 2020 was a great success! Over 100 persons attended both events. For those that missed the events, they will be posted on YouTube in a few days.
Meanwhile, you can access the Technical Symposium program and slide decks.
The Awards Meeting, hosted by President Emeritus Tim Duffy, showcased awards honorees and the 2020 Fellows.
Thanks to all who attended, and the work put in by RCA members and staff!
Celebrate 100 Years of Broadcast in the U.S.
The first commercial broadcast in the U.S. took place on Nov. 2, 1920. Pittsburgh radio station KDKA broadcast the presidential election results of the Harding-Cox election , making this the first commercial broadcast.
In the meantime, you may be interested in several historical links about KDKA:
NEW! Radio.com site commemorating KDKA’s 100th with interesting links to KDKA history & interviews
NEW! The Conversation article about how KDKA changed election politics
NEW! ARRL press release on western PA radio amateurs’ celebration of KDKA’s 100th with links to other info, QSLs & certificates, etc.
NEW! Wikipedia article on KDKA
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Join RCA today and take advantage of our KDKA Centennial Membership Promotion. A three-year membership in the Radio Club of America for just $150!
This limited time offer ends 11/30/2020
On November 17th, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Broadcasting in the U.S., RCA President Emeritus Tim Duffy interviewed Jim Graci, KDKA Brand Manager, Programming
This was a lively, wide ranging conversation about KDKA, its history, and the broader history of radio broadcasting in general. Interspersed with questions from those that attended, it proved a most entertaining hour for all! Remember RCA’s Interview Series will continue on Tuesday Dec. 8th (see below).
NEW! RCA Interview Series with Wireless Industry Notables
On even months on the second Tuesday at 9 PM ET/EDT RCA President Emeritus Tim Duffy will interview a notable person from the wireless industry. These events are open to the general public; you don’t have to be an RCA member to watch, but you must pre-register.
We also thank our moderators for these events: Scott Jones and Barney Scholl
Did you miss our prior Interviews?
NEW! RCA Members Networking Event
Taking place every other month, beginning in November, on the second Tuesday at 9 PM ET/EDT RCA President Emeritus Tim Duffy will conduct a virtual networking event for RCA members. With the pandemic making it harder for our members to network, RCA is going to provide this venue for members to get together virtually from the convenience of their home or office!
This first networking event was co-hosted by RCA President Emeritus Tim Duffy and RCA member Greg Glenn, CTO at Pulse Signal Solutions.
If you are an RCA member, you must pre-register: login to the Members Only section (top middle tab on this Website) and then click on “Round Table Member” button on the left side bottom. If you don’t have a login please contact Amy,) If you are not a member, now is a great time to join, and get in on this great networking opportunity!
Our next RCA Networking Event: Tuesday January 12, 2021, 9 PM ET
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