St. Louis Post-Dispatch/W9XZY Papers

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, by radio from station W9XZY was the world’s first daily newspaper transmitted by radio signals to facsimile printers located in homes. The daily special edition of the Post-Dispatch was published for two years beginning on December 7, 1938. KSD, which was owned by the Post-Dispatch until 1977, operated the experimental facsimile station W9XZY out of the Post-Dispatch Building. The newspaper was dubbed the “radio edition” and was transmitted via ultra-high frequency.

Finding aid »