1926 in radio
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The year 1926 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.
- 1 January: 2RN, the first radio broadcasting station in the Irish Free State, goes on air.
- 18 April: The Polskie Radio company begins regular broadcasts from Warsaw, Poland.
- May 15: American Telephone & Telegraph establishes the Broadcasting Company of America; containing WCAP in Washington, D.C., WEAF in New York, and the mini-network between both stations.
- 29 May: The Finnish national broadcasting company Yleisradio is founded.
- 29 May: VPRO (the Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep) is established in the Netherlands.
- 12 June: Radio Kaunas begins regular broadcasting in Lithuania.
- July 1: American Telephone & Telegraph exits the station ownership realm, selling off WEAF, WCAP, and their mini-network, to RCA. The latter station is merged into time-share WRC (AM) and takes the latter stations' callsign.
- September 13: Formation of the National Broadcasting Company by RCA is announced in newspaper advertisements around the country.
- 10 November: Unión Radio takes over station EAJ-1 Radio Barcelona, laying the foundation for the creation of Spain's first national radio network.
- 18 December: Regular radio broadcasting begins in Estonia.
- January 12: Sam 'n' Henry debuts on WGN in Chicago, Illinois. Two years later, the creators of the show, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, leave and start the similar show Amos 'n' Andy.
- February 26: 1150 AM returns to the air, this time as WJBO in New Orleans.
- November 26: The National Broadcasting Company commences operations on what would become the NBC Red Network, composed of AT&T's WEAF-WCAP mini-network.
- December 13: WWVA at Wheeling, West Virginia signs on at 2A.M. from owner John Stroebel's residence.
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