The Broughton Family and Their Contributions to Radio
Speaker: Chris Hunter
Abstract: William Broughton and his father Henry made significant contributions to radio, both through amateur radio: Henry’s work with Tesla and William’s work as an engineer at GE. The Broughton family played a large role in the development of amateur radio locally and will be featured in a communications exhibit at miSci in 2022.
Chris Hunter oversees exhibition development and the technology history collections at miSci. He is a leading authority on the history of electrical and electronic technologies and has curated numerous exhibitions. In 2022 miSci plans a major exhibition, “Connected: The Evolution of Communication Technology,” in honor of the centennial of broadcast radio in the Capital Region.