1945 in radio
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The year 1945 in radio involved some significant events.
- March 15 – The Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio in their entirety for the first time. They are broadcast on ABC and the Armed Forces Radio.
- April 12 - The death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt interrupts programming on radio networks in the United States. The most infamous example is the announcement on CBS by John Charles Daly which interrupted an episode of Wilderness Road, a program he was narrating.
- August 15 – Gyokuon-hōsō: Emperor Hirohito's recorded announcement of the unconditional surrender of Japan is broadcast on the radio a little after noon (Japan Standard Time). This is probably the first time an Emperor of Japan has been heard by the common people. Delivered in formal classical Japanese and without directly referring to surrender, the speech is not immediately easily understood by ordinary people.
- January 6 - The Saint debuts on NBC.
- January 8 - A Man Named Jordan debuts on CBS' West Coast network.
- January 15 – House Party (1945–1967) debuts on CBS.
- January 29 – Lionel Barrymore becomes the host of Lux Radio Theater, replacing Cecil B. DeMille.
- March 3 – Superman encounters Batman and Robin for the first time. This occurs on the Mutual Network.
- March 9 – Those Websters debuts on CBS.
- April 6 - This Is Your FBI debuts on ABC.
- June 10 – Abbott Mysteries debuts on the Mutual Network.
- June 10 - The Adventures of Father Brown debuts on Mutual.
- August 21 - The Jack Smith Show debuts on CBS.
- October 5 - Meet the Press debuts on Mutual. 
- January 4 - Major Bowes Amateur Hour ended its run on network radio (NBC).
- March 30 – The Dreft Star Playhouse ends its two-year run on NBC.
- April 20 - Stage Door Canteen ends its run on network radio.
- July 6 - Bright Horizon ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- July 29 - The Adventures of Father Brown ends its single-summer run on Mutual.
- January 2 – Baxter Black, American cowboy, poet, philosopher, former large-animal veterinarian, and radio commentator
- March 8 – Micky Dolenz, American actor, musician, television and theatre director and radio personality. Best known as drummer/vocalist in the 1960s made-for-television band, The Monkees.
- May 2 – Gene Deckerhoff, radio play-by-play announcer of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- April 6 – Neal Boortz, talk radio host and commentator.
- June 17 – Art Bell, American broadcaster, talk show host and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM
- September 24 – Lou Dobbs, CNN anchor and managing editor for Lou Dobbs Tonight, host of Lou Dobbs Minute on radio.
- December 13 – Herman Cain, conservative newspaper columnist, African-American businessman, politician, radio talk-show host and former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza.
- 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.
- 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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