1946 in radio

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The year 1946 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

  • 1 September – Kringkastingsorkestret (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) is founded.
  • 5 September – In Berlin RIAS (Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor – "Broadcasting in the American Sector") begins mediumwave transmissions. The station, established by the US occupation authorities, had begun its activities earlier in the year, on 7 February, as the wire-broadcasting service DIAS (Drahtfunk im amerikanischen Sektor).
  • 29 September – The BBC Third Programme is launched.
  • 3 November – In Italy, RAI reorganizes its stations into two new national networks, the Rete Rossa and the Rete Azzurra.

Debuts[edit]

Closings[edit]

  • 15 January - Johnny Presents ends its run on network radio (NBC).[1]
  • 18 January - Blind Date ends its run on network radio (NBC).[1]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ a b c d Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  3. ^ a b "Network Radio Days (events with Bing Crosby)". Crosby. Kansas City, Missouri: Metropolitan Community College. 2006. [dead link]