Telephotography in Unión Radio Barcelona: 1930-1932.

Francisco Javier Ruiz del Olmo

Abstract

Broadcast network Unión Radio in Spain begun several services of photographs transmissions in the decade of the twenties. The services began in radio stations in Madrid and Barcelona. In these years, there is much competition in spanish radio. There is also experimental technique and this is also a factor of social prestige and authority over radio amateurs. There is also a diversification of programming and finding new radio ways. So, Spain will be a pioneer in this technique. Barcelona is the city where the telephotography develops and improves. In this city there was a modern society that it needed modern radio, with many radio amateurs, and an advanced laboratory technician station, EAJ-1 Radio Barcelona. These are some of the factors that explain an unusual development of telephotography in this city.

Keywords

Broadcasting; media history; telephotography; radiotechnique; Barcelona

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