1942 in radio
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The year 1942 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.
- 1 January: All radio broadcasting in the Netherlands comes under full control of the country's Nazi occupiers. Publication of the only authorized programme guide, De Luistergids, begins.
- 9 January: Blue Network Company, Inc. was incorporated by RCA to hold the assets of the NBC Blue Network, in case NBC would lose their case against the FCC in court to maintain ownership of two networks.
- 23 February: Fireside chat: On Progress of the War
- 24 February: The Voice of America begins short-wave radio broadcasting using CBS and NBC transmitters. Its first programmes are in German.
- 27 February: James Stanley Hey, a British Army research officer, helps develop radio astronomy, when he discovers that the sun emits radio waves.
- 28 April: Fireside chat: On Our National Economic Policy
- 26 July: Gene Autry takes his oath of office to join the United States Army during the broadcast of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch.
- 7 September: Fireside chat: On Inflation and Progress of the War
- 12 October: Fireside chat: Report on the Home Front
- 24 January: Abie’s Irish Rose debuts on NBC.
- 4 March: Junior Miss (1942–1954) debuts on CBS.
- 3 April: People Are Funny debuts on NBC.
- 6 May: The Radio Doctor (Charles Hill) makes his first BBC radio broadcast giving health care advice.
- 30 July: Stage Door Canteen debuts on CBS.
- 6 September: Mayor of the Town debuts on NBC.
- September: The Brains Trust first broadcast under this title on BBC Home Service radio.
- 7 August: Garrison Keillor, American public radio host of A Prairie Home Companion
- 20 September: Dan Davis, American radio personality on ESPN Radio.
- 11 December: Bud Ballou, American disc jockey and radio personality during the 1960s and 1970s.
- Bill Brown, New York City television and radio personality (WCBS-FM, WPLJ, WNEW)
- 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.
- French, Jack & Siegel, David S. (eds.) (2014). "Radio Rides the Range: A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air, 1929-1967. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7146-1. Pp. 76.
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
- "The Brains Trust". Radio Days. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
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