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Introduction to Broadcasting Midterm
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Who invented the audio tube?
What was the first radio station?
KDKA in Pittsburgh
Name a syndicated program
Jeopardy, Star Wars: Next Generation, pretty much any game show
Why was cable television necessary?
The signal couldn't pass through mountains or tall buildings, so they needed to get the signal to people on the other side
FDR communicated to the country through his _________ ______.
The philosophy of American broadcasting: to serve the public ________, _____________, and ___________.
Interest, convenience, and necessity
Who created NBC?.
The second network was called __________.
Radio stations decreased during the great depression. True or False?
The transistor revolutionized radio and television in the late 1950s. True or False?
Frequency is expressed in terms of cycles per second. True or false?
When Fox broadcasting first started it's network service, what program made Fox popular?
Married with Children
A franchise agreement is with a cable company and the _________.
Discuss an audio console.
heart of the studio. everything else goes through the board to make it work.
FM signals don't travel as far as AM signals. True or False?
True; AM signals have more range
What's a skywave?
The ionosphere rises at night, meaning the AM signal can travel farther by bouncing off of it
What government body can modify the Communications Act?
The Chairperson of the FCC is of the party in power. True or False?
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