The Legacy and the Rebirth of Modern Radio
There is a time where radio is called as “Pesawat Radio” (Radio Receiver) and it is a common term used by people as radio broadcast “transports” messages in forms of news or entertainment. Radio broadcast connects and brings those who are separated by distance closer. Through the transmission of radio wave, radio is able to send the voice of people who give information, knowledge and hope, making his or her presence materialized in people’s mind. The technology of radio is one of “miracles” created by mankind by understanding the principle of radio wave that is transmitted through space. The same principle becomes a foundation for communication technology that is advanced with the invention of satelite technology. “Pesawat Radio”, in the other hand, is a tool whose function is to receive radio wave from transmitter. The history of “Pesawat Radio” development shows two important facts. First, the invention of radio is possible due to the creation of transistor and the development of knowledge and technology that support transmission system, making the discovery of radio waves is able to be conducted. Technology advancement also improves radio’s technology, from analog signal to digital one. Second, development of “Pesawat Radio” also changes the way the design of the radio, changing its aesthetic appeal in each period of time. The design of radio is revolutionalized with new invention in science, technology and aesthetic appeal.