Today in Radio Broadcaster History

Historical Events

  • 1939-09-19 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin
  • 1987-02-24 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-12-07 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Famous Birthdays

  • 1874-06-14 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)
  • 1886-03-08 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • 1891-10-25 Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)
  • 1899-11-16 Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
  • 1905-01-27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • 1913-01-30 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1917-04-30 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)
  • 1922-09-07 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host (d. 2007)
  • 1923-05-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1924-03-03 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • 1924-04-24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • 1924-05-23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
  • 1924-06-28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 1925-07-07 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • 1927-10-22 Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern
  • 1930-05-10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
  • 1930-11-30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, head CIA/ate a rat/Watergate felon/radio host
  • 1931-09-02 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932-04-27 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1935-08-08 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • 1938-05-06 Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank, American radio personality
  • 1940-05-07 Jim Connors, American Radio personality, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 1987)
  • 1941-08-30 Sue MacGregor, BBC-radio hostess
  • 1942-03-31 Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
  • 1942-08-07 Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • 1943-12-21 André Arthur. Quebec radio host
  • 1944-08-19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • 1945-04-06 Neal Boortz, American talk radio personality
  • 1945-08-28 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1945-09-30 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • 1946-08-14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
  • 1946-08-22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
  • 1947-12-15 Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
  • 1948-01-29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • 1948-03-18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • 1948-03-28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.
  • 1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • 1953-10-22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • 1954-03-26 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • 1954-05-25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
  • 1954-09-27 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1954-10-12 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
  • 1955-04-05 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
  • 1956-08-01 Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1957-01-17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
  • 1958-05-03 Sandi Toksvig, Danish comedian and radio presenter
  • 1958-08-27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • 1958-09-18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • 1959-01-28 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
  • 1960-02-18 Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
  • 1960-02-27 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • 1963-02-12 Ed Lover, American radio personality
  • 1963-05-08 Terry Christian, British radio presenter
  • 1963-12-05 Doctor Dre, American radio personality
  • 1964-07-18 Wendy Williams, radio host
  • 1964-08-04 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • 1964-11-17 Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
  • 1965-09-27 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality
  • 1966-06-21 Mancow Muller, American radio personality
  • 1967-03-21 Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
  • 1967-06-14 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • 1968-10-02 Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter
  • 1970-04-30 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • 1970-11-23 Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
  • 1971-06-16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • 1971-07-21 Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
  • 1971-08-25 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • 1971-10-31 Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
  • 1972-03-09 Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1972-09-23 Karl Pilkington, British radio personality
  • 1972-11-09 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • 1973-04-01 Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • 1973-04-20 Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
  • 1974-02-11 Alex Jones, American radio host
  • 1974-02-13 Jeff Duran, American radio personality
  • 1974-04-24 Dave Vitty, British radio personality
  • 1974-04-26 Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
  • 1974-04-28 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • 1974-05-29 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks
  • 1974-06-09 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • 1974-06-21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • 1974-12-13 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter
  • 1975-01-15 Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
  • 1975-01-31 Jackie O, Australian radio host
  • 1975-03-11 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • 1975-03-12 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • 1975-09-23 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • 1978-01-31 Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter
  • 1978-07-22 Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • 1978-12-07 Chad Dukes, Radio Personality
  • 1979-05-06 Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
  • 1979-09-11 Steve Hofstetter, comedian & radio personality
  • 1982-06-24 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • 1982-10-22 Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic", American DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
  • 1982-12-21 Erica Hayden, American journalist and radio personality
  • 1983-07-11 Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
  • 1993-01-24 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1940-06-04 Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1994-05-27 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
  • 1997-09-05 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California
  • 2005-11-02 Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-10-03 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 2011-04-20 "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Famous Deaths

  • 1946-06-13 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 1975-12-01 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1978-12-16 Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
  • 1981-01-07 Alvar Lidell, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908)
  • 1987-02-24 Jim Connors, American Legendary Radio personality, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1989-03-01 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
  • 1989-11-24 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1992-08-18 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
  • 1993-03-08 Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • 1994-03-22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • 1995-10-13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • 1997-08-05 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1997-10-09 Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
  • 2000-02-08 Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • 2001-09-04 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2004-01-28 Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
  • 2004-06-02 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2004-11-20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
  • 2004-11-23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2004-12-09 David Brudnoy, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 2005-02-06 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • 2006-11-23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-12-18 Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • 2007-07-12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • 2007-12-29 Kevin Greening, British radio presenter (b. 1962)
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008-03-12 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2008-03-26 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (b. 1925)
  • 2008-04-30 John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 2008-08-03 Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2009-02-28 Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, dies at 90

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 2010-03-17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • 2010-04-30 Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • 2011-03-19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)