Monday April 21, 2014
Here are a few highlights from this week in radio history. For more from a particular date, click those that are highlighted.
04/20 - On this day in 1926, the first check was transmitted by radio facsimile across Atlantic.
04/21 - On this day in 1940, The CBS Radio program, "Take It or Leave It" offered up the first "$64,000 Question."
04/22 - On this day in 1933, the Dutch government forbid the broadcast of a leftwing Radio address.
04/23 - On this day in 1996, the "Howard Stern Radio Show" debuted on KRZQ-FM in Reno, Nevada.
04/24 - On this day in 1953, Eric Bogosian was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. Bogosian is best known for his starring role in the movie, Talk Radio.
04/25 - On this day in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi, often referred to as the father of Radio, was born in Bologna, Italy.
04/26 - On this day in 1982, the CBS Radio Network began "Radio Radio", a youth-oriented series of broadcasts.
Friday April 18, 2014
There has always been a close relationship between radio and preachers. Almost since the beginning, men of the cloth have clamored to acquire air-time to spread the message of the gospel - - and request a kindly donation.
From Brother Stair to Jimmy Swaggart, radio has provided a forum for sermons and access to a worldwide audience. But, for some reason many of these men have had issues, personal and legal. Here are a few of the more interesting radio preachers from the past 100 years. Read more.
Wednesday April 16, 2014
It's no secret that many people who are on radio use pseudonyms. Some do it for privacy, some are coerced into changing their name because a Program Director wanted them to have a moniker that fit in with the station format. There are plenty of reasons. That's why when I saw this story, I thought it was a little ironic because almost every one who does a radio show is also a little guilty of creating a few extra layers of personality for entertainment reasons. But, it's one thing to accentuate your persona - it's another to steal someone else's identity.
Former Indianapolis radio host, Kelli Jack-Kelly, has been arrested for stealing the identities of four family members.
Jack-Kelly used to work at WFMS-FM, a Country-formatted station. The station had no comment. Jack-Kelly was being held at the Marion County Jail in lieu of $10,000 fond.
Monday April 14, 2014
Here are a few highlights from this week in radio history. Click linked dates for more from that particular day.
04/14 - On this day in 1925, the Chicago Cubs broadcast a regular season baseball game for the first time on WGN-AM, Chicago.
04/15 - On this day in 1924, WHO-AM, Des Moines, Iowa began broadcasting.
04/16 - On this day in 1956, the first solar powered radio went on sale.
04/17 - On this day in 1967, Shortwave Radio "New York Worldwide" went back on the air after being off for one week.
04/18 - On this day in 1945, Clandestine Radio 1212, after having broadcasted pro-Nazi propoganda for months, turned and used its influence to trap 350,000 German troops.
04/19 - On this day in 1965, WINS-AM in New York City became the first all-news formatted Radio station. (Logo by Corey Deitz, Graphics: Logo Garden)