Site of World's First Broadcasting Station

California State Historic Landmark 952

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#952 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.

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SW corner of First and San Fernando Sts, San Jose.

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