RCA History

The history of our Club is one with which every member should be familiar. With its founding as the Junior Wireless Club Limited in 1909 (with roots dating back to 1907), the Club is nearly as old as the art itself. The history presented herein covers the formative period of the Club, 1907 through 1934. Additional material, extending to the present, will be added from time to time.

Radio Club of America 100 Years

1907 – 1909: The Club is Born

1910 – 1911: The Junior Wireless Club Limited becomes the Radio Club of America

1912 – 1916: The Club Grows

1917 – 1919: The Great War

1921: Club Station 1BCG and the Transatlantic Tests

1922 – 1934: The Club Matures

1934 – 1959: The Club Continues

1959 – 1984: The Club Continues

1985 – 2009

 

Upcoming Events
Nov
17
Fri
7:30 am 2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Nov 17 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
At this year’s Technical Symposium in Pittsburgh we have an exciting lineup of presenters.  In keeping with our Saturday tour of KDKA, the first broadcast radio station in the nation, a number of presentations will[...]
5:30 pm 2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
For more information, and to register, please click here. Cocktail Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 pm Banquet: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dress is black tie optional. Men can choose to wear a tuxedo or a[...]
Nov
18
Sat
9:00 am KDKA Tour
KDKA Tour
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
KDKA Tour
RCA is planning an extensive tour of radio station KDKA, the first commercial radio station in the U.S.!  The tour will commence on Saturday November 18th at 9:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM. Everyone attending[...]