1925 in radio

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The year 1925 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • 14 January – First broadcast on Swedish national radio (AB Radiotjänst) of one of the world's longest-running radio programmes, Barnens brevlåda ("Children's letterbox"), which was to run for 1,785 editions – all presented by "Uncle Sven" (the radio sports commentator Sven Jerring) – until 1972.
  • 21 March – Lowell Thomas is first heard on the radio on Pittsburgh station KDKA.
  • 8 April – Station WADC commences regular programming in Akron, Ohio. It had debuted earlier (in February 1925) as a temporary station during a car show held at the Central Garage, the call letters standing for the station's sponsor, the Automotive Dealers Company. Known since June 2, 2005 as WARF, it is today Akron's oldest surviving radio station.
  • 5 October – WSM signs on in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 15 November – First transmission from Radio RV-10 in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (today's Belarus).
  • 28 November – The weekly country music-variety program Grand Ole Opry is first broadcast on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "WSM Barn Dance".

Closings[edit]

Undated
  • WAAB 1150 AM ceases broadcasting. 1150 AM would return the next year as WJBO.

Births[edit]