A 16-year-old brought radio to Memphis.
Alfred Cowles, a junior at Central High School, built his own transmitter to play recorded music and read stories during evening broadcasts from his Vance Avenue backyard on Amateur Radio Station 5NZ. The first sound on the airwaves here was the famous tenor Enrico Caruso singing Italian opera. The year was 1920.
Scouts make contact with submarine
Well over 50 Scouts, mostly Cubs, and their families attended the Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub’s Jamboree on the Air in The Colony on Saturday. In all, there were over 150 attendees, which was an improvement from last year. There were Scouts from The Colony, Little Elm, Lewisville, Flower Mound and Frisco.