Time Check: 100 Years Of Service For WWV


On Tuesday, Oct. 1, an exclusive group of 100 people will be in attendance in Fort Collins, Colo., to celebrate the centennial of a radio station many individuals have never heard of. It offers no music, or spoken word programming. Yet, it is essential to broadcasting history.

In 1919, on that date, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWV signed on the air doing pretty much what it does today.

It’s time was almost up. Now, it’s still telling time for Planet Earth.

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