Tech History – When Did Wireless Microphones Come Out?

Today – The World Can’t Live Without Them

wireless microphone 1960 tech history mrpopculture.comWireless microphones are used virtually everywhere: concerts, TV, movies, live shows, schools – you name it. The days of someone holding a microphone with a cord attached are long gone. I’m often asked – when did the age of, “wireless” mics begin?

Although they took a long time to catch on (mainly because of their size) – wireless mics were available as early as 1960. Sony was out front – and, from this ad, they were selling the microphone (with transmitter) and receiver for $250.00.

“The Remarkable Sony Radio Wireless Microphone” was way ahead of its time. Click the picture.

Gary West