Little hut in a soggy Chelmsford field where the first ever radio station was born.
At exactly 7.15pm on February 14, 1922, history was made from a tiny hut in a soggy field in Essex.
In that moment, the faint crackling of a voice was broadcast across the airwaves from inside an old ex-army hut on the edge of a field in the village of Writtle, Chelmsford.
It was the birth of the first ever regular radio station, named 2MT, standing for Two-Emma-Toc, the phonetic alphabet of its time – cementing Essex in history as the official birthplace of British radio broadcasting.
Full article here:
Mike Terry to WOR iog (2021-10-11)