David Sarnoff's Radio


David Sarnoff




Plays WWII war reports while also planting subliminal messages into the listener.


Influences the listeners to rebel against the government.


Always active

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents







Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

David Sarnoff (1891 - 1971) was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Early in his career he attempted to create the first televisions with others such as engineer Vladimir Zworykin and Philo T. Farnsworth. The completion of their ideas and inventions were cut short by WWII. During the war Sarnoff went from businessman to on air radio host. Serving as both a member of President Eisenhower's communications staff and radio host he would transmit news of the Invasion of France back home to America. During his time there he arranged to restore Radio France, a local broadcast provider. His arrangements drew the attention of Radio Free Europe (RFE) who requested his services after the Germans destroyed their radio transmitter powerful enough to reach all allied forces in Europe. With the help of RFE they were able to rebuild the transmitter and get the news back on the air. While dealing with the construction Sarnoff found himself among residents who weren't fighting in the war due to a moral standpoint stating that there were conspiracies that the government was keeping from them. Sarnoff didn't listen to these ramblings but they remained in the back of his mind.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Plants subliminal messages into the listener's mind that sparks rebellion and distrust of the current government declaring that all information should be free.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

One of Sarnoff's chief rivals was Philo T. Farnsworth, creator of our very own Farnsworth communication devices.

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