1920 in radio
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1920 in radio details the internationally significant events in radio broadcasting for the year 1920.
- In January the first informal and spasmodic broadcasts in Great Britain are made by the Marconi Company from Chelmsford. These broadcasts include both speech and music.
- Radio 2XG (see 1919) is forced to close down after Lee De Forest moves the station from the Bronx (where it was licensed) to Manhattan (where it was not).
- 23 February to 6 March – The Marconi Company broadcasts from Chelmsford a series of 30-minute shows repeated twice daily. These include live music performances.
- 15 June – Dame Nellie Melba is the first professional artiste to broadcast in Britain.
- 20 August – Station 8MK in Detroit is the first in the world to broadcast news bulletins. The news in compiled from reports supplied by the Detroit News.
- 27 August – Sociedad Radio Argentina airs a live performance of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal from the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires. Only about twenty homes in the city have a receiver with which to tune into the broadcast.
- November – The broadcasts from Chelmsford cease after it is claimed they interfere with aircraft and ship communications. (See also 1922)
- 2 November – KDKA in Pittsburgh begins broadcasting as the first commercial radio station in the United States.
- 19 December – WBT in Charlotte begins broadcasting as experimental station 4XD.
- 14 January - George Herman, American journalist (d. 2005)
- 21 January - Peggy Lee, American singer, songwriter, composer and actress (d. 2002)
- 15 October - Robert Rockwell, American actor (d. 2003)
- The Shell Book of Firsts, 1983. pp. 145–8
- Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.
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