Author
Heuser, Jeanne
Title
Wireless Pioneer: Edward Bennett and Early Radio in Wisconsin
Series
Wisconsin Magazine of History, Vol. 101, #2, Winter 2017, p. 4.
Publisher
Wisconsin Historical Society
City
Madison
Date
2017
Original Date
Libraries
LOW MAD
URL
Comments
The centennial of Wisconsin Public Radio is an occasion for celebrating the contributions of its pioneers, like electrical engineering professor Edward Bennett and his 34-year involvement in educational radio at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Written by his granddaughter Jeanne Heuser, the article details Bennett’s initiation of radio experiments in 1909, acquisition of the first experimental license in 1915, and service as technical director beginning in 1929. During this formative period in WPR’s history, Bennett helped educational radio survive both the Great Depression and the rise of commercial radio. [From the online description of the article by the Historical Society.]