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Radio - Notable Historical Events

Guglielmo MarconiJun 2, 1896

Jack DempseySep 6, 1920

Herbert HooverFeb 27, 1922

Calvin CoolidgeDec 6, 1923

Henry FordOct 19, 1932

Groucho MarxNov 28, 1932

Duke EllingtonJul 25, 1933

Bob HopeJan 4, 1935

Wallis SimpsonDec 11, 1936

Mae WestDec 27, 1937

CostelloOct 8, 1942

Frank SinatraFeb 6, 1943

Agnes MooreheadMar 18, 1943

Gloria SwansonAug 10, 1950

Paul HarveyDec 3, 1950

Elvis PresleyMar 3, 1955

Maurice RichardMar 17, 1955

Samuel BeckettJan 13, 1957

Fidel CastroAug 18, 1958

Paul McCartneyDec 26, 1965

Casey KasemJul 4, 1970

Douglas AdamsMar 8, 1978

Jimmy CarterOct 13, 1978

President ReaganMay 3, 1982

Howard SternDec 7, 1994

Mark MessierSep 12, 2005

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Radio - Historical Events
Date Event
1891-12-29

Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)

1894-08-14

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University

1895-05-07

In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

1896-06-02

Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897

1901-12-11

Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

1901-12-12

Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland

1902-01-01

Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn

1903-01-19

1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England

1904-01-07

Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal

1906-01-13

1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

1906-10-20

Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)

1906-10-25

US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting

1906-11-22

International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help

1906-12-24

Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)

1907-03-05

1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired

1907-12-16

Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)

1908-01-12

A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1908-05-12

Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield

1909-01-23

1st radio rescue at sea

1910-02-23

1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

1915-09-29

1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent

1919-10-17

Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created

1919-11-05

Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio

1919-11-06

1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"

1920-04-20

Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio

1920-07-27

Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation

1920-08-20

1st US commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit begins daily broadcasting

1920-08-31

Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air

1920-09-06

Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

1920-10-27

Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins

1921-01-02

1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh

1921-04-11

KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)

1921-04-11

First sports broadcast on the radio takes place.

1921-05-21

Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

1921-08-05

1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)

1921-09-15

WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions

1921-10-05

1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0

1921-11-15

KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions

1921-12-07

KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions

1922-01-09

KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions

1922-01-13

WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions

1922-02-04

WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions

1922-02-08

Radio arrives at the White House

1922-02-18

WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

1922-02-19

Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer

1922-02-20

WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions

1922-02-21

WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions

1922-02-27

Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

1922-02-28

KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions

1922-03-02

WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions

1922-03-03

WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions

1922-03-09

KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions

1922-03-10

KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

1922-03-13

WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions

1922-03-14

KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions

1922-03-14

KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions

1922-03-14

WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions

1922-03-15

1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)

1922-03-16

WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions

1922-03-18

WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions

1922-03-20

WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions

1922-03-21

KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

1922-03-23

KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions

1922-03-23

WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions

1922-03-30

KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions

1922-03-30

WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions

1922-03-31

KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions

1922-04-04

WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls

1922-04-05

KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions

1922-04-05

WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions

1922-04-28

WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station

1922-05-04

KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions

1922-05-10

WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions

1922-06-14

Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

1922-08-14

1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)

1922-08-16

AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

1922-08-28

WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio coml (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

1922-09-17

Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

1922-10-04

For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)

1922-10-07

First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

1922-10-28

First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

1922-11-14

BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House

1922-12-23

BBC Radio began daily newscasts

1922-12-24

BBC broadcasts 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"

1923-01-18

1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies

1923-01-19

WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions

1923-03-22

The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.

1923-07-01

1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)

1923-07-19

WRC-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions

1923-09-28

Radio Times 1st published

1923-11-24

Radio Belgium's 1st transmission

1923-12-03

1st Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)

1923-12-04

WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)

1923-12-06

1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1923-12-31

1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester

1924-01-22

KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions

1924-02-08

1st coast-to-coast radio hookup: Gen John Joseph Carty speech in Chic

1924-03-21

1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)

1924-03-28

WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions

1924-04-11

WLS-AM in Chicago IL 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

Pres 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

1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)

1925-04-23

Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms

1925-08-01

Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & 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 Tn

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 Co 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"

1927-02-23

Pres Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

1927-12-10

Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

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 DC 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

1930-03-27

1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea

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, premiers 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

1931-10-14

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)

1932-03-29

Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

1932-04-28

1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio

1932-05-02

Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

1932-08-14

Philips makes 1 millionth radio

1932-10-10

"Betty & Bob" premieres on radio

1932-10-19

Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1932-10-23

"Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio

1932-11-07

1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

1932-11-28

Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time

1932-12-02

"Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network

1932-12-27

Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC)

1933-01-30

"Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

1933-03-02

"King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC

1933-03-18

Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission

1933-04-22

Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address

1933-04-27

Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Wash DC

1933-07-10

1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY

1933-07-25

1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

1933-12-26

FM radio is patented.

1934-02-22

"It Happened One Night," opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall

1934-03-31

Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)

1934-10-14

"Lux Radio Theatre" premieres

1934-10-17

"The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio

1935-01-04

Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

1935-02-26

RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)

1935-03-24

Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

1935-04-01

1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY

1935-04-16

1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"

1935-07-05

1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast

1935-07-20

1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio

1936-01-31

"Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit

1936-03-26

1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio

1936-06-01

"Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood

1936-06-12

1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)

1936-07-01

AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens

1936-09-28

Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)

1936-09-29

Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign

1936-10-11

"Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres

1936-11-17

Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

1936-12-11

Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1937-01-25

1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio

1937-01-25

Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio

1937-03-01

Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles

1937-03-14

Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio

1937-08-18

1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)

1937-11-13

NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

1937-12-25

Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

1937-12-27

Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

1938-03-13

World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

1938-03-26

NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

1938-05-17

Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network

1938-07-26

1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC

1938-07-31

NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"

1938-09-28

Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"

1938-11-20

1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1938-12-07

W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio

1939-08-06

1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio

1939-08-31

Staged "Polish" assault on radio station in Gleiwitz

1939-09-07

Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission

1939-09-19

Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin

1939-09-28

Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio

1939-12-20

Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service

1940-01-05

FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal

1940-01-22

1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS

1940-03-23

1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS

1940-04-21

1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio

1940-04-29

1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS

1940-05-24

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio

1940-06-28

"Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio

1940-07-28

Radio Orange, London begins broadcasting

1940-09-29

"Double or Nothing", a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net

1940-12-08

1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0

1941-02-08

NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins nazi propaganda on Dutch radio

1941-03-01

1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn

1941-03-29

WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)

1941-05-10

Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason

1941-05-16

1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"

1941-06-09

Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio

1941-11-29

Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet

1942-02-05

"Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City

1942-02-26

Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies

1942-02-27

J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun

1942-05-01

Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"

1942-08-09

CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."

1942-09-18

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service

1942-10-08

Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1942-11-05

Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission

1943-02-05

Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission

1943-02-06

Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

1943-03-18

Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

1943-03-25

Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

1943-03-27

Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

1943-05-31

"Archie" comic strip 1st broadcast on radio

1943-10-24

Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting

1944-08-13

Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio

1944-10-03

1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland

1944-10-08

"Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" debut on CBS radio

1945-01-02

Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion

1945-04-18

Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops

1945-04-25

Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission

1945-04-30

"Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio

1945-05-01

Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II

1945-05-05

Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated

1945-08-15

Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually

1945-10-05

"Meet the Press" premieres on radio

1945-11-06

House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators

1946-06-26

Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny

1946-06-28

Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins

1946-09-29

"Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio

1946-11-01

WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC

1946-11-01

WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)

1947-02-10

Netherlands Radio Union forms

1947-02-19

CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"

1947-04-15

Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio

1947-10-20

Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years

1947-10-27

"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

1948-02-06

1st radio-controlled airplane flown

1948-03-21

"Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio

1948-05-14

Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast

1948-10-01

Radio Denmark begins transmitting

1948-10-21

Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

1949-02-12

Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio

1949-06-03

Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)

1949-07-07

"Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967

1949-07-29

BBC radio begins broadcasting

1949-10-03

WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta

1950-07-04

The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.

1950-08-10

"Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall

1950-09-30

Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

1950-12-03

Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

1951-01-29

Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million

1951-01-30

Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio

1951-02-06

Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

1951-02-18

Netherlands Radio School forms

1951-06-22

Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio

1951-07-02

"Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio

1951-07-02

Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

1952-06-30

"Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV

1953-06-11

"Amos 'n Andy" TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS

1953-07-26

Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

1953-10-13

Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

1954-01-20

The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.

1954-09-08

Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio

1954-10-18

WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)

1954-10-18

Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.

1954-12-26

"The Shadow," airs for last time on radio

1955-03-03

Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

1955-03-04

1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent

1955-03-17

After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

1955-06-12

Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network

1955-08-19

WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

1955-09-22

(ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!

1956-12-18

Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer

1957-01-13

"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

1957-05-01

Larry King's 1st radio broadcast

1957-05-27

Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.

1957-08-05

WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions

1957-09-08

Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV

1958-03-20

Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist) begins transmitting

1958-03-20

Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission

1958-06-02

Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio

1958-06-17

Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy

1958-08-18

Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

1958-08-21

KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions

1958-12-19

1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")

1959-03-06

Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)

1960-04-04

Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center

1960-05-19

Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola

1960-05-23

WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

1960-10-03

"Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke

1960-10-11

Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

1960-11-25

"Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio

1960-11-25

CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series

1960-11-27

CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"

1960-11-28

CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes

1961-06-18

CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke

1961-09-04

Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio

1961-12-12

Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

1962-03-07

Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

1962-05-28

Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

1962-06-01

Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit

1962-08-05

1st quasar located by radio

1962-10-01

US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope

1962-10-28

Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated

1962-11-01

USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars

1963-06-04

1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio

1963-08-08

Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene

1963-09-28

Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio

1963-12-31

Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)

1964-03-27

1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)

1964-03-28

1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)

1964-08-13

1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire

1964-10-01

1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire

1964-11-16

Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission

1964-12-15

American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded

1965-01-27

1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite

1965-04-19

1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating

1965-05-03

Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)

1965-11-19

ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report

1965-12-22

Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up

1965-12-26

Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

1966-02-05

BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island

1966-04-04

Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland

1966-05-01

Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting

1966-05-14

1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)

1966-06-01

Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW

1966-08-02

Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting

1966-08-15

Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission

1966-11-25

Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)

1966-11-30

Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland

1966-12-01

Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo

1966-12-29

Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)

1966-12-31

Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting

1967-02-08

Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down

1967-02-12

Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting

1967-03-16

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down

1967-04-07

Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)

1967-04-09

Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

1967-04-17

Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off

1967-05-14

Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down

1967-07-01

BBC starts their World Radio Club

1967-07-23

Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons

1967-07-28

Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down

1967-08-04

British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air

1967-08-05

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

1967-08-14

Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

1967-08-14

Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air

1967-08-15

UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down

1967-08-18

WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news

1967-09-23

Radio Malta stops testing

1967-09-30

BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

1967-10-13

CBS radio cancels "House Party"

1967-11-08

1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)

1967-11-28

1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish

1967-12-24

Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand

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

1968-02-28

Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air

1968-03-01

Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

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

1968-03-31

Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (NZ) begins transmitting

1968-05-03

Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl

1968-05-19

Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard

1968-07-04

Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched

1968-08-15

Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

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

1968-09-01

Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

1968-12-01

Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

1969-01-10

Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland

1969-03-01

Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

1969-04-25

5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" )

1969-05-01

Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting

1969-06-01

Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV

1969-06-21

1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)

1970-01-23

Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)

1970-07-04

Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

1971-02-20

Natl 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

1973-09-19

Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms

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-m Polish radio mast, completed

1974-08-31

Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor

1974-09-01

Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect

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

1975-12-14

WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

1975-12-28

1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)

1976-02-07

FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)

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

1977-12-31

WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

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.

1978-03-08

The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

1978-04-03

Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington DC

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"

1978-10-13

US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

1979-02-05

Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS

1979-03-15

Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80

1979-04-19

FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)

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

"1940's 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 perfs

1980-02-01

Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System

1980-03-20

The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks

1980-06-23

1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation

1980-09-27

WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM

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)

1982-05-03

President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

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

1983-02-26

Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission

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 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

1985-09-18

BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston

1985-11-18

Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)

1986-02-17

Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)

1986-06-22

Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting

1986-08-18

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM

1987-02-24

Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

1987-07-01

NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio

1987-07-23

RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

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)

1988-11-02

Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

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

1989-05-31

"Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)

1989-07-06

US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn

1989-11-06

US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn

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

1990-09-16

Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR

1990-10-02

Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors

1990-10-09

Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring 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"

1991-07-25

Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)

1991-08-08

The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

1991-10-01

Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

1991-10-17

News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss 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

Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses

1992-08-31

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland OH on WNCX 98.5 FM

1992-09-08

Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)

1992-10-12

Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets

1992-10-12

Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)

1992-10-15

Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago

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

1992-11-09

Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)

1992-11-18

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM

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

1993-01-11

Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)

1993-02-11

Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)

1993-02-15

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM

1993-02-18

Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY

1993-03-03

Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)

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.

1993-08-02

NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes

1993-08-15

NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time

1993-10-27

Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas

1993-11-01

Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems

1993-11-15

Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM

1994-03-28

BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

1994-05-16

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Orlando FL on WTKS 104.1 FM

1994-05-27

Larry King ended his radio show

1994-06-20

Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network

1994-09-21

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)

1994-12-07

Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

1995-02-13

Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM

1995-03-06

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM

1995-03-21

NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)

1995-03-29

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 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

1995-11-07

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM

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

1996-02-19

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM

1996-03-31

Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast

1996-04-01

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)

1996-04-04

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin TX on KJFK 98.9 FM

1996-04-23

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM

1996-04-29

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM

1996-04-30

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM

1996-05-06

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM

1996-06-05

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM

1996-06-10

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM

1996-06-17

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM

1996-09-16

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM

1996-09-23

Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)

1996-09-23

Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)

1997-01-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM

1997-01-20

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM

1997-02-03

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM

1997-03-03

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM

1997-04-07

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM

1997-04-15

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM

1997-04-16

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM

1997-05-01

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM

1997-07-25

Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas

1997-09-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM

1997-09-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM

1997-09-04

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM

1997-12-01

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM

1998-01-30

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM

1998-02-23

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston SC on WAVF 96.1 FM

1999-12-03

NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.

2005-09-12

Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

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Radio - Notable Birthdays

Guglielmo MarconiApr 25, 1874

Casey KasemApr 27, 1932

Donna SummerDec 31, 1948

Howard SternJan 12, 1954

Elijah WoodJan 28, 1981

Radio - Birthdays
Date Event
1851-06-12

Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer

1857-02-22

Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves

1865-06-15

L H Perquin, Dutch religious radio speaker

1873-08-26

Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)

1874-04-25

Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)

1874-06-14

Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)

1875-08-23

William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)

1876-06-26

Nico[laas P] de Jong, Dutch radio play actor (Laughter & Tears)

1882-03-16

William A. Crinley, The Radio Detective

1882-11-13

John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall)

1886-03-08

Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)

1886-08-07

Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)

1888-03-31

Archie de Bear, Radio Parade

1888-08-12

Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)

1889-08-19

Don Carney, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6

1890-10-09

Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher

1890-12-18

Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)

1891-02-27

David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)

1891-08-09

Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator

1891-10-25

Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)

1893-06-12

Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/radio play director (Paul Vlaanderen)

1894-05-31

Fred Allen, Cambridge Massachusetts, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)

1896-11-06

Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)

1898-04-15

Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)

1898-07-11

Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange

1899-01-15

Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)

1899-05-05

Freeman Gosden, Richmond Va, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy)

1899-11-16

Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)

1900-02-20

Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer

1900-05-01

Nat Bonx, Radio Days

1902-11-21

Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)

1903-08-31

Arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)

1904-05-11

Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

1904-10-02

Godfrey Baseley, radio executive

1904-11-07

Arthur Young, Radio Parade of 1935

1905-01-19

Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s

1905-01-27

Luther Diamond, radio personality

1905-10-22

Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)

1906-01-19

Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)

1906-05-07

Howard Enstedt, The Radio Detective

1907-02-10

The Radio Rascals, The True Story of Lilli Marlene

1907-10-11

Elma Dangerfield, Radio Lover

1907-12-25

Matt Brooks, Radio City Revels

1909-02-09

Carmen Miranda, Radio Days

1909-03-24

Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)

1909-05-06

Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)

1910-03-13

Sammy Kaye, Radio Days

1910-05-03

Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer

1910-07-20

Jaakko Hurme, Radio tekee murron

1910-9-07

Don Reid, Radio Days

1910-9-29

Ruby Payne, Radio Days

1911-02-09

John 'Slim' Furness, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6

1911-04-10

José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, Historias de la radio

1911-04-10

Victor Lombardo, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3

1911-08-23

Carl Dolmetsch, Radio Night: The Seven Ages of Radio

1911-12-22

Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)

1912-01-17

Olavi Suominen, Radio tekee murron

1912-01-22

Harry Parry, Harry Parry and His Radio Rhythm Club Septet

1912-02-28

Kullervo Kalske, Radio tekee murron

1912-05-25

Leah Carrey, Radio Days

1912-06-24

Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur)

1912-06-30

Bon Bon, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6

1912-10-15

Bonnie Poe, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9

1913-01-08

Joan Wheeler, Radio Scout

1913-01-08

Kunto Karapää, Radio tekee murron

1913-01-30

Percy Thrower, English radio host

1913-05-08

Melissa Mason, Radio City Revels

1913-08-31

Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)

1914-04-25

Hannes Häyrinen, Radio tekee murron

1914-07-28

Dana Raymond, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

1914-12-30

Aloysio De Oliveira, Radio Days

1915-10-31

Jane Jarvis, Radio Days

1916-04-05

Kauko Käyhkö, Radio tekee murron

1916-07-02

Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)

1916-12-27

Alfonso del Real, Aquí radio Sardina

1917-04-11

Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)

1917-04-30

Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)

1917-11-28

Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host

1918-04-07

Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)

1918-09-27

Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)

1918-12-22

Frankie Darro, Chicago IL, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men)

1919-04-13

Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)

1919-06-22

Stanley Burns, Radio Days

1920-01-25

Roy Rowan, Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio

1921-05-31

Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer

1922-02-24

Sonia Holm, Radio Cab Murder

1922-06-09

Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)

1922-07-19

Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio

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

1924-04-24

Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician

1924-05-11

Antony Hewish, radio astronomer

1924-05-23

Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)

1924-06-03

Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)

1924-06-28

Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host

1924-9-20

Albert Marre, The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio

1925-01-29

Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)

1925-05-12

Luis Molowny, Historias de la radio

1925-07-07

Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)

1926-9-19

Margarita Andrey, Historias de la radio

1927-10-22

Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern

1928-04-26

Pentti Valkeala, Radio tekee murron

1928-07-30

John Smitherman, Radio Bikini

1928-08-17

Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host

1928-11-09

Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio/TV host

1928-11-12

Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)

1929-06-24

John Leake, The Radio Sky

1929-12-25

Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter

1930-05-10

June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

1930-05-10

Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)

1930-06-21

Patricia Lindop, radio biologist

1930-08-19

D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)

1930-11-30

G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, head CIA/ate a rat/Watergate felon/radio host

1930-9-04

Jerry Ragovoy, Pirate Radio

1931-05-04

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)

1931-09-02

Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host

1931-9-28

Ramon Boza, Penny Drop/Deadly Microwaves/Radio Tooth Fillings

1932-02-16

Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host

1932-04-27

Casey Kasem, Detroit Mich, radio personality (American Top 40)

1932-10-31

Kenneth H. Callender, Radio

1933-06-20

Danny Aiello, NYC, actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days)

1933-11-19

Larry King, NYC, radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN)

1934-07-02

Tom Springfield, Pirate Radio

1934-11-30

Edward M. Fouhy, Chatham Radio Goes to War

1934-12-28

David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink)

1934-9-07

Dan Ingram, Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

1935-08-08

John Laws, Australia radio personality

1935-10-12

Peter Lombard, Radio Days

1936-01-10

Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate

1936-08-01

Laurie Taylor, Liverpool, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4)

1937-05-08

Dragomir Cumic, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju

1937-05-13

Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio

1937-12-11

Stephen Moore, Pirate Radio

1938-01-17

Donald Shebib, Radio Free Roscoe

1938-01-30

Marcel P A van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)

1938-05-06

Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality

1938-08-03

George Fischoff, Pirate Radio

1938-08-18

Joe Frank, American radio personality

1938-11-05

Milovan Ilic-Minimaks, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju

1939-04-22

Simon Napier-Bell, Pirate Radio

1940-05-07

Jim Connors, American Radio personality (d. 1987)

1940-06-14

Francesco Guccini, Radio Arrow

1940-07-03

Jerry Blavat, Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

1940-07-23

Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)

1941-06-30

Mike Leander, Pirate Radio

1941-08-30

Sue MacGregor, BBC-radio hostess

1941-08-31

Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)

1942-03-31

Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator

1942-05-22

Pallo Jordan, South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)

1942-08-07

Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)

1942-10-15

Chris Andrews, Pirate Radio

1942-9-08

Julie Kurnitz, Radio Days

1943-03-14

Jim Pons, Pirate Radio

1943-05-10

Edward S. Kotkin, Radio Days

1943-12-21

André Arthur. Quebec radio host

1943-12-25

Angus G. Wynne III, Talk Radio

1944-01-17

Françoise Hardy, Pirate Radio

1944-03-20

Steve Post, Radio Unnameable

1944-05-07

John Heard, actor (Pelican Brief, CHUD, Radio Flyer, Big)

1944-07-23

Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)

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

1946-03-29

Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest

1946-07-26

Renée Lippin, Radio Days

1946-08-14

Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess

1946-08-22

Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host

1946-10-14

James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach

1946-10-14

James Robert 'Radio' Kennedy, Radio

1946-11-23

Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor

1946-12-30

Patti Smith, Chicago Il, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia)

1947-03-31

Chip Moody, Talk Radio

1947-05-15

Lucy Fleming, Pirate Radio

1947-06-22

Howard Kaylan, Pirate Radio

1947-12-15

Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality

1947-9-27

Jürgen Zöller, BAP - Unplugged: Radio Pandora

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

1948-12-31

Donna Summer, Boston, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), (d. 2012)

1949-07-10

Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.

1950-08-01

Doug Tract, Bronx NY, radio DJ (Greaseman)

1950-11-10

Stephen Singular, Talk Radio

1950-12-04

Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host

1951-01-07

Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host

1951-01-12

Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality

1951-02-23

Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)

1951-03-14

Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)

1951-05-03

Jacek Latallo, Radio Romans

1951-06-24

David Rodigan, radio DJ/actor

1951-10-07

David J. Halberstam, American radio executive

1952-08-08

Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)

1952-10-01

Peter Bostjancic, Radio.doc

1952-9-12

Gerry Beckley, Radio

1953-04-24

Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)

1953-04-24

Eric Bogosian, Talk Radio

1953-06-12

Allan Weiner, American radio station owner

1953-07-24

Philip Shultz, Radio Days

1953-10-16

Bruce Beesley, Radio Free Steve

1953-10-22

Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)

1954-01-12

Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

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)

1956-03-20

Werner Kopal, BAP - Unplugged: Radio Pandora

1956-03-26

Charly McClain, Jackson Tn, country singer (Radio Heart)

1956-06-07

Bonnie Lee Bakley, Radio Days

1956-06-17

Peter McAlevey, Radio Flyer

1956-08-01

Tom Leykis, American radio personality

1956-12-08

Melanie Morgan, Talk Radio and the Presidential Election

1957-01-10

Igor Michalski, Radio Romans

1957-01-17

Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality

1957-08-08

Eddie Flowers, Border Radio

1958-04-20

William Ilkley, Pirate Radio

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

1959-02-23

Linda Nolan, The James Whale Radio Show

1959-03-10

Roger Bennett, Turn Your Radio On

1959-11-18

Guido Chiesa, Working Slowly (Radio Alice)

1960-02-10

Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)

1960-02-18

Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter

1960-02-27

Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)

1960-03-13

Luciano Ligabue, Radio Arrow

1960-06-27

Nick Els, Ham Radio

1961-03-29

Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)

1961-10-18

Gerry Red Wilson, Radio Daze

1961-12-22

Helmut Krumminga, BAP - Unplugged: Radio Pandora

1962-05-24

Charles Rettinghaus, Radio Silence

1963-02-12

Ed Lover, American radio personality

1963-02-20

Rick Washburn, The Radio Gamers

1963-03-04

Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey

1963-05-08

Terry Christian, British radio presenter

1963-11-28

Armando Iannucci, Glasgow, Scotland, comedian and radio producer

1963-12-05

Doctor Dre, American radio personality

1964-02-10

Glenn Beck, American radio and television host

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

1965-02-02

Enrico Salimbeni, Radio Arrow

1965-04-18

Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey

1965-07-04

Jo Whiley, English radio DJ

1965-09-27

Alexis Stewart, American radio personality

1965-10-05

Sven Hasper, Radio Silence

1965-12-05

Dietmar Wunder, Radio Silence

1966-06-21

Mancow Muller, American radio personality

1967-03-21

Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter

1967-06-02

Raquel Carreras, Destiny Turns on the Radio

1967-06-14

Kelly Nash, American radio personality

1967-9-06

Amy Lynn Baxter, Playboy Girls of Radio: Talk, Rock and Shock

1968-02-12

Grégory Charles, French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host

1968-05-23

Troy Antoine LaFaye, Radio Goo Goo

1968-10-02

Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter

1969-03-07

Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ

1970-04-30

Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality

1970-11-23

Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter

1971-01-31

Danielle Ferland, Radio Days

1971-06-16

Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host

1971-07-21

Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host

1971-07-28

Jeff Biederman, Radio Free Roscoe

1971-08-25

Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host

1971-10-30

John Alford, Talk Radio

1971-10-31

Toby Anstis, British radio presenter

1971-12-01

Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter

1972-01-09

Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality

1972-03-09

Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster

1972-06-14

Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ

1972-09-23

Karl Pilkington, British radio personality

1972-11-09

Doug Russell, American radio personality

1972-12-05

Brian Alexander, Radio Lochdubh

1973-04-01

Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst

1973-04-20

Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter

1973-9-15

Michael Gelbart, Radio Free Roscoe

1974-01-18

Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio

1974-02-11

Alex Jones, American radio host

1974-02-13

Jeff Duran, American radio personality

1974-03-28

Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey

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

1974-12-24

María Paz Grandjean, Radio Corazón

1975-01-06

Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)

1975-01-15

Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter

1975-01-27

Katherine Halliday, T is for Talk Radio

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

1975-04-29

Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ

1975-06-11

Frédéric Barbusci, Pseudo-Radio

1975-07-31

Simon Hirst, British radio DJ

1975-08-14

Aurora Carbonell, Radio Pirata

1975-09-23

Chris Hawkins, British radio personality

1976-04-14

Lennard Camarillo, Radio Flyer

1976-08-09

Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer

1977-02-07

Jennifer Bangs, Radio America

1977-03-10

Colin Murray, British radio DJ

1977-05-25

Giel Beelen, Dutch radio DJ

1977-06-10

Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host

1978-01-31

Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter

1978-04-12

Riley Smith, Radio

1978-07-22

Martyn Lee, English radio presenter

1978-12-07

Chad Dukes, Radio Personality

1978-9-07

Coleby Lombardo, Radio Flyer

1979-01-21

Dmitry Bushny, Radio

1979-05-06

Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality

1979-09-11

Steve Hofstetter, comedian & radio personality

1980-06-09

Selena Brown, A Radio Drama Goodbye

1980-07-10

Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)

1980-10-01

Sarah Drew, Radio

1981-01-28

Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)

1982-04-08

Juana Viale, Radio Corazón

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

1983-10-07

Hannah Wood, Radio Flyer

1984-08-21

Justin Wolffing, Radio Frequency

1985-12-21

Tom Sturridge, Pirate Radio

1986-9-14

Francis Dumais, Radio Enfer

1987-08-30

Brett Murray, Radio Inside

1988-07-14

Akash Chopra, Mr. Lieutenant Radio

1989-08-08

Chad Hively, Radio Rebel

1990-04-14

Adam DiMarco, Radio Rebel

1990-10-16

Shae Padilla, Radio Disney Jams 11: Bonus DVD

1992-9-15

Sam Laird, Radio Rebel

1993-01-24

Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern

1994-02-08

Joseph E.G. Barrett, Radio

1995-01-04

Maddie Kelly, Radio Treason

1996-04-23

Charlie Rowe, Pirate Radio

2003-05-17

Monique Schröder, Radio Silence

Radio - Notable Weddings

Paul HarveyJun 4, 1940

Lee MarvinOct 18, 1970

Howard SternOct 3, 2008

Radio - Weddings
Date Event
1940-06-04

Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

1970-10-18

Actor Lee Marvin (46) weds radio producer Pamela Marvin (40)

1989-10-07

Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander

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

2006-11-04

Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street

2008-10-03

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

2010-11-22

Radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii

2011-04-20

"Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

2011-10-09

TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Radio - Notable Deaths

Guglielmo MarconiJul 20, 1937

Ronald ReaganJun 5, 2004

Paul HarveyFeb 28, 2009

Dick ClarkApr 18, 2012

Radio - Deaths
Date Event
1926-12-28

William A. Crinley, The Radio Detective

1928-12-13

Howard Enstedt, The Radio Detective

1932-07-22

Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)

1937-07-20

Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

1938-08-04

L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73

1943-01-23

Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56

1944-03-11

Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62

1944-11-28

Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25

1946-06-13

Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71

1946-11-14

Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies

1950-02-14

Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44

1950-10-23

Nat Bonx, Radio Days

1952-11-23

Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62

1954-01-14

Don Carney, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6

1954-01-31

Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63

1955-08-05

Carmen Miranda, Radio Days

1956-03-17

Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

1956-10-11

Harry Parry, Harry Parry and His Radio Rhythm Club Septet

1961-04-07

Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62

1967-08-07

Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75

1967-08-07

Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75

1972-03-30

Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)

1973-06-18

Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84

1975-12-01

Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)

1976-12-25

Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58

1978-12-16

Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76

1980-08-23

Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77

1981-01-07

Alvar Lidell, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908)

1982-12-10

Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83

1983-04-08

Kauko Käyhkö, Radio tekee murron

1984-06-18

Alan Berg, American radio talk show host

1984-10-14

Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

1985-01-07

Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)

1985-03-28

Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53

1985-04-21

Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902)

1987-02-17

Romola Remus, The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays

1987-02-24

Jim Connors, Legendary Radio personality (b. 1940)

1987-03-19

Arch Oboler, radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77

1987-06-02

Sammy Kaye, Radio Days

1988-01-13

Shirley Howard, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #8

1989-01-10

Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)

1989-03-01

Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64

1989-08-19

Warren Jenkins, Radio Pirates

1989-11-24

Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85

1990-02-06

Pat Padgett, Captain Henry's Radio Show

1990-09-16

Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84

1990-11-25

Matt Brooks, Radio City Revels

1991-03-18

Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72

1991-04-26

Howard Lanin, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3

1991-05-14

Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

1991-07-16

Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81

1991-09-15

Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83

1991-12-21

Hannes Häyrinen, Radio tekee murron

1992-05-03

Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

1992-07-31

Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies

1992-08-18

Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies

1992-11-04

José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, Historias de la radio

1993-02-24

Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)

1993-03-08

Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78

1993-05-26

Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91

1993-06-03

Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53

1993-06-16

Lebert Lombardo, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3

1993-08-14

Ralph Kirbery, Rah, Rah, Radio

1993-10-16

Bonnie Poe, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9

1993-11-13

Jack Fulton, Radio Days

1993-11-21

Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59

1994-01-05

Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies

1994-01-22

Victor Lombardo, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3

1994-02-01

Olan Soule, radio voice (Super Friends), dies of lung cancer at 83

1994-03-22

Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89

1994-07-12

Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52

1994-07-27

H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies

1994-08-03

John van Raay, [John Oradi], radio-imitator (Paul Flanders)

1994-12-12

Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83

1995-02-20

Aloysio De Oliveira, Radio Days

1995-07-01

Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest, dies at 49

1995-08-17

David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60

1995-08-19

Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85

1995-10-13

Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter

1996-04-18

Mike Leander, Pirate Radio

1996-07-05

Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91

1996-07-17

Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85

1996-09-16

Don Reid, Radio Days

1996-10-30

Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81

1997-01-21

Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72

1997-02-02

Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92

1997-07-11

Carl Dolmetsch, Radio Night: The Seven Ages of Radio

1997-08-05

Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61

1997-09-06

P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)

1997-10-09

Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98

1998-05-10

Roy Rowan, Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio

1998-07-29

Stanley Burns, Radio Days

1998-11-21

Gerry Red Wilson, Radio Daze

1999-01-25

Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)

1999-09-05

Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)

2000-02-04

Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)

2000-02-08

Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)

2001-05-04

Bonnie Lee Bakley, Radio Days

2001-05-24

Ruby Payne, Radio Days

2001-08-04

Melissa Mason, Radio City Revels

2001-08-29

Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)

2001-09-04

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)

2001-12-20

Joan Wheeler, Radio Scout

2001-12-26

Chip Moody, Talk Radio

2002-01-16

Alfonso del Real, Aquí radio Sardina

2002-01-23

Nunzio Filogamo, Ecco la radio!

2002-09-23

Veteran BBC/Radio Ceylon Broadcaster, Vernon Corea died in New Malden, Surrey, UK at 75

2003-03-06

Edward S. Kotkin, Radio Days

2003-08-03

Dana Raymond, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

2004-01-08

John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)

2004-01-28

Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)

2004-06-02

Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)

2004-06-05

Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Governor of California and radio and film actor, dies aged 93

2004-07-15

Julie Kurnitz, Radio Days

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)

2005-02-09

Milovan Ilic-Minimaks, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju

2005-03-06

Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)

2005-06-16

Leah Carrey, Radio Days

2005-07-10

Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)

2006-01-22

Elma Dangerfield, Radio Lover

2006-11-23

Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)

2006-12-18

Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)

2007-03-17

Roger Bennett, Turn Your Radio On

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)

2009-02-28

Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, dies at 90

2009-08-21

John Leake, The Radio Sky

2009-11-20

Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)

2010-01-25

Jane Jarvis, Radio Days

2010-02-12

Luis Molowny, Historias de la radio

2010-02-22

Nick Els, Ham Radio

2010-03-17

Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)

2010-04-30

Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)

2010-05-26

Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)

2010-12-22

Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)

2011-03-19

Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)

2011-07-13

Jerry Ragovoy, Pirate Radio

2011-10-20

Bruce Beesley, Radio Free Steve

2011-11-04

Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

2012-01-06

Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83

2012-04-18

Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82

2012-08-06

Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98

2012-09-04

Albert Marre, The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio

2013-11-10

Dragomir Cumic, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju

2013-12-24

Ramon Boza, Penny Drop/Deadly Microwaves/Radio Tooth Fillings

2014-08-03

Steve Post, Radio Unnameable

2014-08-15

Peter McAlevey, Radio Flyer

2015-05-13

Edward M. Fouhy, Chatham Radio Goes to War

2015-11-03

Peter Donaldson dead: BBC Radio 4 newsreader dies aged 70

2016-03-17

Cliff Michelmore: BBC radio and TV broadcaster dies aged 96

2016-03-18

Cliff Michelmore, veteran BBC TV and radio presenter dies aged 96

2016-04-17

Television and radio broadcaster Bruce Mansfield dies aged 71

2016-04-28

Radio pioneer and Hauraki founder Chris Parkinson dies aged 74

2016-06-24

Perth radio king Eoin Cameron dies aged 65

2016-06-25

Perth radio king Eoin Cameron dies aged 65

2016-09-01

Anglian radio pioneer David Cocks dies aged 71

2016-10-05

Hanoi Hannah, Vietnam war propaganda radio presenter, dies aged 87

2016-10-13

Downtown Radio's Harry Castles dies aged 67

2017-01-03

Former BBC radio presenter Brian Widlake dies aged 85

2017-02-02

Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington dies, aged 90

2017-02-06

BBC Radio 4 newsreader Howard Philpott dies aged 63 after cancer battle

2017-02-21

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies aged 58 after cancer battle

2017-08-19

Breakfast radio pioneer Gary O'Callaghan dies aged 83


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