About the Author

Bob LochteBob Lochte is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he has worked since 1988. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Columbia College - Los Angeles, and of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where he received his Ph.D. in 1987.

Previously, Dr. Lochte worked for 22 years in radio and television, beginning with a part-time job for WKDA-AM, Nashville, Tennessee, when he was in high school. Over the years he has worked in commercial and non-commercial broadcasting, cable television, and has owned and operated both radio and television stations. 

Since 1990, Dr. Lochte has been learning about Nathan Stubblefield and other wireless inventors of the late 19th century. Over that time, he has published articles in both academic and popular periodicals including The Journal of Radio Studies, Timeline, Inc. Technology, and American Heritage of Invention and Technology. He has twice won awards from the Broadcast Education Association for excellence in historical research. In 1999, Dr. Lochte received a fellowship from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution to study American wireless inventors and their work.