Radio broadcasting was still in a formative stage in 1926, but its importance and potential were foreseen at that time.
Here the winged gossamer god of the airwaves narrowly avoids electrocution as he makes a spark filled connection between a broadcasting antenna and a Western Electric 1B carbon microphone, against the backdrop of the modern city of Gotham. Surrounding this explicit depiction of the the magic of radio are various vignettes of the effects of radio - dancing, listening in bed, exciting auto races, and running (?).
It is both literal and fantastic, a blend of the reality and hope of the new science and futurism of the early 20th Century, an enthusiasm later to be diminished by a world depression, and then a world war.
These images seem quaint and innocent, and unaware of what was to come.