Overnight delivery to stations using Beta SP tapes or via expensive 3rd party digital services that required specific equipment and added costs.
Back in the days of glam metal and the Berlin Wall (the eighties, people), a company called Motorola was testing a brand new piece of tech. In theory, it was a device that enabled you to communicate with anyone on the planet, anywhere, at any time. This technology (codenamed “Cell Phone”) was an instant hit, garnering critical and consumer acclaim. It sounds a bit odd when you consider that the first few models were about the size of a brick, but that just goes to show how far we’ve come.