Radio in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 533

  • 1967-11-08 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
  • 1967-11-28 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University
  • 1968-01-01 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
  • 1968-02-26 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
  • 1968-03-11 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
  • 1968-03-14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
  • 1968-07-04 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
  • 1968-08-21 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
  • 1968-08-21 Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion
  • 1969-06-01 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • 1970-01-23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)

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1970-07-04 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1971-02-20 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
  • 1971-03-01 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 1971-03-08 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
  • 1971-05-03 "All Things Considered" premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • 1971-05-03 National Public Radio begins programming
  • 1971-05-15 Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
  • 1971-12-17 Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
  • 1971-12-18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • 1972-04-30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
  • 1972-05-01 Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres
  • 1973-01-16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • 1973-04-02 CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
  • 1973-06-10 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
  • 1973-07-02 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
  • 1973-08-19 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • 1973-10-20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • 1974-01-01 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974-01-06 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • 1974-07-18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • 1974-11-16 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
  • 1974-12-27 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • 1975-05-06 Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only
  • 1975-06-09 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • 1975-06-18 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio
  • 1975-12-28 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • 1976-05-14 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • 1976-11-25 Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
  • 1977-02-02 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • 1977-02-05 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • 1977-05-29 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • 1977-08-03 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • 1978-01-30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
  • 1978-02-08 Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1978-04-03 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.
  • 1978-06-12 US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
  • 1978-07-03 US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"

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1978-10-13 US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979-02-05 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
  • 1979-03-15 Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80
  • 1979-05-05 Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
  • 1979-05-08 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
  • 1979-05-29 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
  • 1979-05-30 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
  • 1979-05-31 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
  • 1979-10-01 RKO radio network begins operation
  • 1979-10-07 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1980-01-06 "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • 1980-02-01 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1980-06-23 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
  • 1980-10-10 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
  • 1980-12-19 Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
  • 1981-05-01 Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • 1981-05-02 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
  • 1981-07-01 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • 1981-09-01 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
  • 1981-09-21 Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air
  • 1981-10-31 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
  • 1982-01-04 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
  • 1982-02-14 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
  • 1982-04-26 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • 1982-05-03 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

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1982-05-03 President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982-05-10 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
  • 1982-06-18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • 1982-07-01 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1982-07-23 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • 1982-12-07 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
  • 1982-12-31 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
  • 1982-12-31 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
  • 1983-01-01 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • 1983-05-23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
  • 1983-09-09 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
  • 1983-11-30 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
  • 1984-08-11 During a radio voice test, US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."
  • 1985-05-20 US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
  • 1986-07-24 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • 1987-07-01 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1988-06-20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • 1988-06-20 WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio
  • 1988-07-14 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
  • 1988-07-27 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
  • 1988-08-01 Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.
  • 1988-10-07 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)

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1988-11-02 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988-11-15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • 1988-11-30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • 1988-12-27 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
  • 1989-05-26 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio

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