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Today In Radio History

May 3

On this day in 1958, Alan Freed was fired from WINS-AM, New York City, after a riot occurred at a Boston Rock 'n' Roll show that he was promoting and hosting.

On this day in 1965, DJ Don Steele started at KRTH-AM, Los Angelese in what would be a career that lasted decades at the station.

On this day in 1968, Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON changed its name to "Radio Veronica International".

On this day in 1971, National Public Radio began with 112 NPR statation affiliates, mostly at colleges and universities.

On this day in 1982, the "All Talk Network" debuted from ABC.

On this day in 1982, President Reagan began his five-minute weekly radio messages.

On this day in 1992, Elizabeth Lennox died at age 98. She was an early Radio singer.

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