1931 in radio

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The year 1931 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Closings[edit]

  • 30 October - The Federal Communications Commission ordered WJAZ and WCHI, both in the Chicago, Illinois, area, off the air in order to allow full-time operation for WCKY, Covington, Kentucky.[7]
  • 18 December - The Federal Communications Commission ordered WOQ, Kansas City, Missouri, and WMAK, Buffalo, New York, off the air -- WOQ "to make way for KFH, Wichita, Kansas" and WMAK "because of an unsatisfactory showing of public interest" as reported in Broadcasting.[8]

Births[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Pacific Coast Networks Are Formed By the NBC After Buying Four Stations". Broadcasting. November 1, 1931. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hearst Buys WBGS Plans Improvement". Broadcasting. October 15, 1931. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "NBC Acquires WMAQ". Broadcasting in Chicato, 1921-1989. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "KARK New Call". Broadcasting. December 1, 1931. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c 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.
  6. ^ "Voice of Iron Range". Broadcasting. February 15, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Six More Stations Ordered Silenced". Broadcasting. November 1, 1931. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Two More Stations Ordered Deleted". Broadcasting. January 1, 1932. Retrieved 30 September 2014.