Radio in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 537 of 537


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1989-10-15 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • 1990-04-09 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1990-06-26 8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • 1990-08-03 Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
  • 1990-10-02 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors

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1990-10-09 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1990-12-16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • 1990-12-17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • 1991-04-11 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • 1991-08-08 The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • 1991-10-17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discussing her having a disformed baby
  • 1992-01-22 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • 1992-02-06 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • 1992-04-06 British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • 1992-10-12 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets
  • 1992-11-04 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR

  • 1992-11-04 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
  • 1992-12-02 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • 1992-12-11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 1993-03-12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • 1993-04-30 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 1993-11-01 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems

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1994-05-27 Larry King ends his radio show

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 1995-03-21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • 1995-09-01 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • 1995-11-02 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • 1995-12-12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
  • 1996-01-20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 1996-03-31 Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
  • 1999-12-03 NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere

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2005-09-12 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 2012-06-16 Collapse of a stage at a Radiohead concert kills one person (Toronto, Ontario)
  • 2016-09-25 World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating
  • 2017-12-13 Scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals (later studies conclude it a piece of sliced off planet)
  • 2019-01-07 Attempted coup in Gabon fails after rebel soldiers overtake national radio station in Libreville
  • 2019-01-10 Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia
  • 2019-03-18 Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi makes national radio address to the nation after Cyclone Idai, saying more than 1,000 people feared dead with 100,000 at risk

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