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    DL100RADIO - Bruck Alxing - Germany

    Radio Amateurs members of the DARC District Upper Bavaria will be active with special call DL100RADIO from Bruck-Alxing, Germany.
    They will operate on HF Bands.
    QSL via DF2NU.
    Information from their QRZ page:
    On 29 October 1923, the first official radio entertainment programme was broadcasted in Germany. The new technology was also the beginning of a new age. This was comparable to the introduction of the internet in the 1990s.

    In December 1923, there were 467 listeners. One year later, there were already one million in the entire territory of the German Reich. And in 1932, there were already more than four million paying radio subscribers - and at least as many illegal listeners. Also the daily broadcasting time increased steadily: in 1923 it was 60 minutes, in 1932 it was already 15 hours of programming per day.

    It was the new possibilities of simultaneous acoustic reporting that captivated radio listeners. A tremendous media event for its time, it achieved its suggestive effect through its immediacy and live character. And new art forms emerged that had been unknown until then, such as the radio play. Listeners enjoyed above all the light entertainment. According to a survey, 83 percent of of those surveyed put operetta in first place. Programmes on current affairs followed in second place.
    At the same time, the new medium popularised musical forms such as jazz and pop, and allowed hundreds of thousands of listeners to participate in classical and contemporary music. For example, in the first direct broadcast in world´s history took place, the Wagner opera "Tristan and Isolde", conducted by Friedrich Furtwängler in the Bayreuth Festival Theatre. More than 200 broadcasters from all over the eorld were connected.

    At the same time, there were heated debates about the negative effects of radio on listeners, culture and politics. Many intellectuals and artists were extremely distanced from the new medium. Among them was the Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg: "On the radio, the majority is given its right. At all times of the day and night. At all times of the day and night music is served as a feast for the ears without it we apparently can no longer live today. I make the right of a minority against this entertainment mania. One must also be able to broadcast the necessary things, not just the superfluous.

    Today, radio is still the mass medium with the largest subscriber base in the world, even if its importance seems to be dwindling in the age of television, mobile phones and streaming services. And why? Radio is the cheapest means of communication when you consider the total cost, including its distribution, and it is available everywhere, even where there is no infrastructure.

    DL100RADIO Bruck Alxing, Germany
    73 Al 4L5A