The First Talk Radio Show on the Net (1993)

Back in the early 1990s, while most of us were still trying to wrap our heads around this new thing called the internet (don’t miss this amusing bit), NPR’s Science Friday started pushing the envelope and hosting the first internet-based radio talk show. This marked the first time that listeners could “phone into” a program via the web and talk together – in this case about the creative uses of this emerging technology. The broadcast, which singlehandedly brought the internet to a crawl, has now resurfaced online. You can listen below (or here).

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  1. Brian says . . . | February 16, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    They played this over the air on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Definitely entertaining.

  2. Oneal Degrassi says . . . | February 17, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    It is amazing to hear you guys so excited about a cellular modems and stories coming out of Russia.

    At one point you said you were making history – did you ever think you’d be talking about it this many years later?!

    Very cool!

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