Radio in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 531

  • 1924-04-12 WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-15 WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-16 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • 1924-06-10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • 1924-06-14 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • 1924-06-15 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
  • 1924-06-21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • 1924-07-06 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • 1924-10-12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
  • 1924-11-15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • 1924-11-30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • 1924-12-13 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-12-24 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • 1925-03-04 US President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • 1925-03-24 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-03-31 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)

  • 1925-04-01 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • 1925-04-14 First regular-season Chicago Cubs game broadcast on radio (WGN) by caller Quin Ryan; Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-2
  • 1925-04-23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO)
  • 1925-08-01 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherland East-Indies
  • 1925-08-12 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-08-20 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-10-05 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-10-30 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-11-01 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
  • 1925-11-24 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 1925-11-28 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1926-04-12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
  • 1926-04-20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • 1926-07-15 VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
  • 1926-09-09 National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
  • 1926-11-15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • 1926-11-15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • 1926-11-24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1926-11-27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • 1926-12-10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

  • 1926-12-16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • 1926-12-17 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1926-12-23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • 1927-01-11 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
  • 1927-02-04 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1927-02-18 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"

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1927-02-23 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1927-12-10 "Grand Ole Opry" first named as such during Barn Dance radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1928-01-01 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • 1928-01-30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • 1928-03-19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
  • 1928-03-27 KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-05-01 Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
  • 1928-05-02 KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-06-30 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards
  • 1928-07-27 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
  • 1928-09-13 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-11-11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-11-11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-11-11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-11-11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-11-20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928-12-23 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
  • 1929-01-08 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1929-01-09 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-01-18 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
  • 1929-02-08 KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-02-16 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-03-16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-03-22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-04-11 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-05-09 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-07-04 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • 1929-09-02 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • 1929-10-24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1929-11-20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio
  • 1930-01-20 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • 1930-01-23 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • 1930-01-30 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • 1930-03-27 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea

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1930-04-03 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win. First time Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio.

  • 1930-06-30 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY
  • 1930-07-30 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • 1930-09-29 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • 1930-09-29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • 1930-10-20 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premieres on NBC radio
  • 1931-02-12 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ
  • 1931-04-06 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • 1931-05-01 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
  • 1931-06-22 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
  • 1931-07-03 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland in his first heavyweight title defence; first major fight broadcast live on national radio

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1931-09-02 Bing Crosby makes his solo radio debut

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1931-10-14 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
  • 1931-12-25 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • 1932-03-24 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)

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1932-03-29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Comedian Jack Benny
Jack Benny
  • 1932-04-29 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC radio, longest-running dramatic serial on US radio (ends 1959)

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1932-05-02 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

Comedian Jack Benny
Jack Benny

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1932-10-19 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1932-10-23 "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
  • 1932-11-07 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

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1932-11-28 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx

Famous Birthdays

  • 1974-03-28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • 1975-08-31 Daniel Harding, British conductor (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2007 to present), born in Oxford, England

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths