1939 in radio

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The year 1939 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Closings[edit]

  • 27 February - Alias Jimmy Valentine ends its run on network radio (Blue Network).[5]
  • 7 May - Americans All, Immigrants All ends its run on network radio (CBS).[5]
  • 30 June - Central City ends its run on network radio (NBC Red).[5]
  • 1 September – At 18.55 local time BBC engineers receive the order to begin closing down all transmitters in preparation for wartime broadcasting: this marks the end of the National and Regional Programmes of the BBC.
  • 8 September - Calling All Cars ends its run on network radio (CBS West Coast network).[5]

Births[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio: Cuba Joins". Time. 19 December 1939. 
  2. ^ "Cox Purchase WSB, Slated for CBS". Broadcasting. 15 December 1939. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "New KORN, Fremont, Neb.". Broadcasting. 1 January 1940. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Dunning, John. (1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976. Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-932616-2.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 8.