1944 in radio
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The year 1944 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.
- 11 January – Fireside chat: State of the Union Message to Congress.
- 28 March – New York City radio station WQXR (now WQEW) bans singing commercials from being broadcast on its station.
- 30 April – (Six days before D-Day) The American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE) is established, transmitting from the United Kingdom in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian to resistance movements in mainland Europe.
- 5 June – Fireside chat: On the Fall of Rome.
- 12 June – Fireside chat: Opening Fifth War Loan Drive (last fireside chat).
- 25 July – The New York Times acquires the Interstate Broadcasting Company, parent of WQXR (now WQEW) and WQXQ-FM (later WQXR; frequency is now home to WXNY-FM) from John V. L. Hogan for $1 million American dollars. The Times would program the AM station until December 1998, and own the FM station until October 2009.
- 26 October – With fascism defeated in most parts of Italy, the national broadcasting organization Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche (EIAR) is overhauled and renamed Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI), the future Radiotelevisione Italiana.
- 25 January – The black maid character Beulah, played by Marlin Hurt, debuts on Fibber McGee and Molly. In 1945, Beulah received her own spin-off show.
- 7 March – Columbia Presents Corwin, hosted by Norman Corwin, debuts on CBS.
- 19 April - Arthur Hopkins Presents debuts on NBC.
- 23 April - The Adventures of Bill Lance debuts on CBS West Coast network.
- 5 May - The American Women's Jury debuts on Mutual.
- 28 June - The Alan Young Show debuts on NBC.
- 13 August - The Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne Show debuts on NBC.
- 8 October – The radio show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet debuts.
- 23 June - American Women ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 2 September - Abie's Irish Rose ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 22 September - Helpmate ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 22 October - The Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne Show ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 7 January – Jim Bohannon, television and radio personality and nationally syndicated talk show host
- 28 March – Rick Barry, former NBA player and broadcaster
- 24 August – Mike Barnicle, long-time newspaper writer and radio personality based in Boston
- 24 October – Dr. Joy Browne, radio psychologist syndicated by the WOR Radio Network.
- Christine Craft, radio talk show host and former television anchorperson.
- 16 November: Boake Carter, 45, American news commentator in the 1930s and early 1940s.
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
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