BRS Media's dotFM Congratulates FM (Frequency Modulation) Radio on its 70th Anniversary

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Fairleigh Dickinson University's WFDU to rebroadcast FM's first broadcast in 1935 online at http://www.wfdu.fm

BRS Media's dotFM®, the exclusive worldwide registry for Web addresses ending in .FM, today congratulates FM Radio on its 70th anniversary. On June 16, 1935, the first demonstration of a new, static-free broadcasting technology called Frequency Modulation or FM, for short was shown to the public.

FM radio inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong was honored this past weekend in a radio broadcast on Fairleigh Dickinson University's WFDU (89.1 FM). The station marked the 70th anniversary of that first FM test with a special broadcast from the Alpine, New Jersey transmitter Armstrong built for FM's first broadcast in 1935. That broadcast also aired Online at http://www.wfdu.fm and on 42.8 MHz, the original frequency of the transmittals from a radio tower Armstrong built in Alpine. WFDU will rebroadcast the entire program on the Web (http://www.wfdu.fm) at 7 p.m. EDT on June 14 and June 16, 2005. WFDU’s transmitter is on the same site as the world's first FM radio station; that tower is named in memory of Major E.H. Armstrong, the inventor of FM radio.

"It’s a significant anniversary in the history of radio. In 1935 Major Armstrong, the electronics genius who invented FM radio, saw his invention as a potentially huge broadcast breakthrough." remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. "70 years later his dream still exists. It’s exciting to see WFDU honor this inventor with this historic rebroadcast both On Air and Online."    

WFDU 89.1 FM’s website and online webcast is located at: http://www.wfdu.fm

Edwin Howard Armstrong was posthumously elected to the roster of electrical "greats" to stand beside such figures as Alexander Graham Bell, Marconi, and Pupin, by the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva. For more information about the FM Inventor visit the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation website at: http://www.armstrong.fm

BRS Media, a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, the International Webcasting Association and the Webcaster Alliance, is a full service Internet e-commerce firm that helps radio and multimedia web sites build and brand on the power of the Web. Currently celebrating 10 years online, the company's portfolio comprises: dotFM® (http://www.dot.fm) & dotAM® (http://www.dot.am), domain registrar of premium multimedia .FM and .AM domains; iDotz.Net (http://www.idotz.net) domain registrar of all gTLD domains (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info & .name), as well as, boutique domains (.md, .la, .tv, .cc, & .ws); iMobz.com (http://www.imobz.com), the coolest mobile content site featuring: ring tones, cell phone games, wallpaper and screensavers; @Radio.FM & @Radio.AM, free Web based email services; and the ever-popular Web-Radio (http://www.web-radio.fm), the leading portal for "tuning in" Radio on the Internet. BRS Media Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.brsmedia.fm. dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

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