TitleWireless Pioneer: Edward Bennett and Early Radio in Wisconsin
SeriesWisconsin Magazine of History, Vol. 101, #2, Winter 2017, p. 4.
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society
CommentsThe 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.]