Listen now (7 mins) | Today, radio is a technology that is commonplace in cars and homes. In fact, in this day and age, it is hard to find someone who has never heard, seen, or used a radio in one’s lifetime. However, this was not always the case. Before the 19th century, wireless radio communication was a fantasy in everyday life. Even after the development of radio in the late 1800s, it took years for radios to go mainstream and become a household appliance. The history of radio is quite fascinating.