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Herrold was the first person to broadcast radio entertainment to people on a regular basis He was considered a broadcasting pioneer In 1921 Herrold received a license as KQW In 1949 KQW became KCBS in San Francisco Charles Herrold was born in 1875 in the Midwest He was raised in San Jose and he went to Stanford University He later moved to San Francisco and set up an electrical manufacturing company but unfortunately the big earthquake hit in 1906 and everything was destroyed He went to Stockton and taught at a technical college He later returned to San Jose and he started the Herrold College of Wireless and Engineering Herrold was very interested in inventing a radiotelephone system He wanted to make something that would make him very well-known and very rich His inventions were not very original scientifically built they did allow him to broadcast He received six US patents for this system that he and his students were using to broadcast It is documented that Herrold was the first to have a radio broadcast station This happened in 1910 There is a notarized statement made by Herrold that was published in the Electro-importing Company catalogue It stated We have given wireless phone concerts to amateur wireless men throughout the Santa Clara Valley Herrold was very serious and organized about his job He always had his equipment ready and everything he was going to say before they went on the air The people listening would wait for it In 1921 a historian for RCA was trying to say that there is no way that Herrold could be considered the first broadcaster because people who were ordinary citizens could not by radios until KDKA and therefore men like Herrold and de Forest were not really broadcasters because their audiences were amateurs not citizens However Herrold is considered the first to broadcast to an audience on a regular basis Herrold ended up dying
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