#0952 Site of World's First Broadcasting Station

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#0952 Site of World's First Broadcasting Station

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SW corner of First and San Fernando Sts, San Jose

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.

37.334070,-121.889368

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State plaque

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Site of World's First Broadcasting Station

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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E. Clampus Vitus, April 3, 1984

Registered 1/14/1983

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