1937 in radio
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The year 1937 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.
- 9 March: Fireside chat: On the Reorganization of the Judiciary.
- 14 March: The beginning of the Jack Benny - Fred Allen 12-year "feud" begins, when both comedians participate in "The Battle of the Century" at the Hotel Pierre.
- 6 May: The Hindenberg disaster takes place in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Herbert Morrison was assigned by NBC Red affiliate WLS (AM) in Chicago to cover the event; as he had no ability to broadcast the landing of the zeppelin live, he and his engineer decided to record it as an experiment. The ensuing transcription (including the now-famous "Oh, the humanity" idiom) aired on the NBC Red Network the next day, a first for the network given that NBC's policy at the time forbade the use of prerecorded news actualities.
- 12 October: Fireside chat: On Legislation to be Recommended to the Extraordinary Session of the Congress.
- 14 November: Fireside chat: On the Unemployment Census.
- 12 December: Mae West makes a risqué guest appearance on The Chase and Sanborn Hour that eventually results in her being banned from radio.
- 18 January: Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories (1937–1956) debuts on CBS.
- 25 January: The Guiding Light (1937–1952) debuts on NBC Red. In June 1952, this series spawned a television version of the same name.
- 1 February: First broadcast of the Swedish radio programme Dagens dikt ("Poem of the day"), still on the air six days a week.
- 29 March: Our Gal Sunday (1937–1959) debuts on CBS.
- 1 October: First Dagens Eko news broadcast on Swedish radio.
- 19 October: Big Town debuts on CBS.
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