1947 in radio

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The year 1947 in radio involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Programs[edit]

Stations[edit]

  • (undated) February - WBPZ, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, begins broadcasting as a Mutual on 1230 KHz with 250 W of power.[4]
  • 31 March - WNBD-FM, Daytona Beach, Florida, begins broadcast operations.[5]
  • 4 April - WSVS, Crewe, Virginia, begins broadcasting on a frequency of 650 KHz.[6]
  • 5 April - WRRZ, Clinton, North Carolina, begins broadcast operations on 880 KHz. with 1 KW of power.[7]
  • 10 April - KCNA begins broadcasting in Tucson, Arizona.[8]
  • 20 April - WMLO, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, begins broadcasting on 1290 KHz with 1 Kw of power.[9]
  • 23 April - WFNS-FM, Burlington, North Carolina, begins broadcasting.[10]
  • 27 April - WFAK, Charleston, South Carolina, begins broadcasting on 730 KHz with 1 Kw of power.[11]
  • 27 April - WEEK, Peoria, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1350 KHz with 1 Kw of power.[12]
  • 30 April - WMCK, Pittsburgh, begins broadcasting on 1360 KHz.[13]
  • 3 May - WSIC (1400 KHz, 250 W) and WSIC-FM (96.5 MHz), Statesville, North Carolina, begin broadcasting simultaneously with WSIC a Mutual affiliate and WSIC-FM duplicating the AM station's programming.[14]
  • 5 May - WRON, Ronceverte, West Virginia, begins broadcasting as a Mutual affiliate on 1400 KHz with 250 W of power.[15]
  • 9 May - KPBX, Beaumont, Texas, begins broadcasting on 1380 KHz.[16]
  • 12 May - KATL, Houston, Texas, begins broadcasting on 1590 KHz with 1 KW of power.[17]
  • 14 May - KULA, Honolulu, begins broadcasting as an ABC affiliate.[18]
  • 16 May - KDIX, Dickinson, North Dakota, begins broadcasting on 1230 KHz with 250 W of power.[19]
  • 18 May - WATG-FM, Ashland, Ohio, begins broadcasting on 100.7 MHz.[20]
  • 23 May - WNAM, Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin, begins broadcasting on 1280 KHz with 1 KW power.[21]
  • 30 May - WMID, Atlantic City, New Jersey, begins broadcasting as a Mutual affiliate on 1340 KHz with 250 W power.[22]
  • 1 June - WJMO, Cleveland, Ohio, begins broadcasting on 1540 MHz with 1 KW of power.[23]
  • 2 June - WTMA-FM, Charleston, South Carolina, begins broadcasting on 95.1 MHz. with 1 KW of power.[24]
  • 3 June - WHPE, High Point, North Carolina, begins broadcasting on 1070 KHz with 1 KW of power.[25]
  • 7 June - WDIA, Memphis, Tennessee, begins broadcasting on 730 KHz with 250 W power.[26]
  • 8 June - WMMW, Meriden, Connecticut, begins broadcasting on 1470 KHz with 1 KW power.[27]
  • 12 June - KWSD, Mount Shasta, California, begins broadcasting on 1340 KHz with 250 W of power.[28]
  • 14 June - KVOW, Littlefield, Texas, begins broadcasting on 1490 KHz with 250 W of power.[29]
  • 15 June - KWBW-FM, Hutchinson, Kansas, begins broadcasting on 95.7 MHz, becoming the first commercial FM station in central Kansas.[30]
  • 18 June - WRTA, Altoona, Pennsylvania, begins broadcasting as an ABC affiliate on 1240 KHz with 250 W power.[31]
  • 23 June - WJHP-FM, Jacksonville, Florida, begins broadcasting.[32]
  • 29 June - WDVA, Danville, Virginia begins broadcasting on 1250 KHz.[33]
  • 1 July - WIRK, West Palm Beach, Florida, begins broadcasting on 1290 KHz with 1 KW power.[34]

Closings[edit]

Births[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Network Radio Days" (events with Bing Crosby), 2006, webpage: MCCKC-Crosby.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  4. ^ "WBPZ Lock Haven, Pa. Staff Now Complete". Broadcasting. June 21, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "WNBD, Daytona Beach FM Station, Takes the Air". Broadcasting. April 7, 1947. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Virginia Notables Hail WSVS at Dedication". Broadcasting. April 14, 1947. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "WRRZ Takes Air as 1 kw Outlet at Clinton, N.C.". Broadcasting. April 21, 1947. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "KCNA Makes Bow". Broadcasting. April 21, 1947. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "WMLO Inaugural". Broadcasting. May 5, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "WFNS-FM Takes Air". Broadcasting. May 5, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "WFAK Charleston, S.C. Starts on 1 KW, 730 KC". Broadcasting. May 5, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "WEEK Peoria, Ill. Begins Broadcasting on 1350 kc". Broadcasting. May 5, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "WMCK on Air". Broadcasting. May 12, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "WSIC and FM Adjunct Start Simultaneously". Broadcasting. May 19, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Feature of the Week". Broadcasting. May 12, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Beaumont, Tex., Daytime Station, KPBX, Launched". Broadcasting. May 26, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "KATL Starts". Broadcasting. May 26, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "KULA Debuts". Broadcasting. May 19, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "KDIX on Air May 16 With 250 w on 1230 kc". Broadcasting. May 19, 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Feature of the Week". Broadcasting. July 7, 1947. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "New WNAM Goes on Air As 1-kw Daytime Outlet". Broadcasting. June 9, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "WMID Atlantic City on Air Last Friday". Broadcasting. June 2, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "WJMO in Cleveland Started Yesterday". Broadcasting. June 1, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "WTMA Launches Its FM Affiliate at Charleston". Broadcasting. June 16, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "WHPE High Point, N.C. Takes Air on 1070 kc". Broadcasting. June 9, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "WDIA, Sixth Memphis Station, Is Launched". Broadcasting. June 16, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "WMMW Meriden, Conn. Makes Official Debut". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "KWSD Mt. Shasta, Calif. Now on Air With 250 w". Broadcasting. June 23, 1947. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "WDVA, Danville, Va., Commences Operation". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "KWBW-FM Makes Debut". Broadcasting. June 16, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  31. ^ "WRTA, New ABC Affiliate Underway in Altoona, Pa.". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "WJHP-FM Takes the Air In Jacksonville, Floriad". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "WDVA, Danville, Va., Commences Operation". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  34. ^ "WIRK on Air". Broadcasting. July 7, 1947. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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