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"Rev. Jozef Murgaš; Radio's Forgotten Genius"

A video documentary produced by WVIA-TV, the Public Television station of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Slovak Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with major funding by The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

This is a historic documentary of the life of Rev. Jozef Murgaš, 1864-1929, who was born at Tajov, a small village in Slovakia. He came to America and became pastor of Sacred Heart Slovak Church, Wilkes-Barre.

His invention of the ‘tone system’ of wireless telegraphy and ultimate transmission of the human voice by wireless means was his greatest accomplishment in the scientific world. His first public transmission of sound over land was made on November 23, 1905 between Scranton, Pa. and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Father Murgaš held 17 patents.

Rev. Murgaš was also an accomplished Artist, Scientist, Botanist, Lepidopterist and Poet.


Video:    $ 10.00        DVD:    $ 15.00

Cost includes postage and handling.