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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]
  • 20 June - WLCK, Lacrosse, Wisconsin, begins broadcasting on 1490 KHz with 250 W power.[32]
  • 22 June - KOOL, Phoenix, Arizona, begins broadcasting as a Mutual-Don Lee affiliate on 960 KHz with 5 KW power.[33]
  • 23 June - WJHP-FM, Jacksonville, Florida, begins broadcasting.[34]
  • 27 June - WKBC, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, begins broadcasting on 810 KHz with 1 KW power.[35]
  • 29 June - WDVA, Danville, Virginia begins broadcasting on 1250 KHz.[36]
  • 30 June - KRTH-FM, Houston, Texas, begins broadcasting on 101.1 MHz.[37]
  • 30 June - KIJV, Huron, South Dakota, begins broadcasting as a Mutual affiliate on 1340 KHz with 250 W power.
  • 1 July - WIRK, West Palm Beach, Florida, begins broadcasting on 1290 KHz with 1 KW power.[38]
  • 1 July - KRON-FM, San Francisco, California, begins broadcasting at 96.5 MHz.[39]
  • 1 July - WILX, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, begins broadcasting as a Mutual affiliate on 1450 KHz with 250 W power.[40]
  • 21 July - KBUR-FM, Burlington, Iowa, begins broadcasting on 92.9 MHz.[41]
  • 30 July - KOWL, Santa Monica, California, begins broadcasting on 1580 KHz with 5 KW power.[42]
  • (undated) August - WIBV, Belleville, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1060 KHz with 250 W power.[43]
  • 1 August - WEBJ, Brewton, Alabama, begins broadcasting on 1240 KHz with 250 W power.[44]
  • 3 August - KVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico, begins broadcasting on 1490 KHz with 250 W power.[45]
  • 4 August - WIKY, Evansville, Indiana, begins broadcasting on 820 KHz with 250 W power.[46]
  • 8 August - WIMS, Michigan City, Indiana, begins broadcasting on 1420 KHz with 1 KW power.[47]
  • 10 August - KRUL, Corvallis, Oregon, begins broadcasting on 1340 KHz with 250 W.[48]
  • 10 August - WFTW, Fort Wayne, Indiana, begins broadcasting on 1090 KHz with 1 KW power.[49]
  • 11 August - KOLN, Lincoln, Nebraska, begins broadcasting as a Mutual affiliate on 1400 KHz with 250 W power.[50]
  • 11 August - WLOS, Asheville, North Carolina, begins broadcasting on 1380 KHz with power of 5 KW (daytime) and 1 KW (night).[51]
  • 13 August - WJPG-FM, Green Bay, Wisconsin, begins broadcasting.[52]
  • 15 August - KSEI-FM, Pocatello, Idaho, begins broadcasting on 96.5 MHz.[53]
  • 15 August - KTIL, Tillamook, Oregon, begins broadcasting on 1590 KHz with 250 W power.[54]
  • 17 August - WPDX, Clarksburg, West Virginia, begins broadcasting on 750 KHz with 1 KW power, daytime only.[55]
  • (undated) September - WTNC, Thomasville, North Carolina, begins broadcasting on 790 KHz with 1 KW power.[56]
  • 1 September - WWVA-FM, Wheeling, West Virginia, begins broadcasting on 98.7 MHz.[57]
  • 10 September - WHCC, Waynesville, North Carolina, begins broadcasting on 1400 KHz with 250 W power.[58]
  • 14 September - WRFD, Worthington, Ohio, begins broadcasting on 880 KHz with 5 KW power (daytime only).[59]
  • 14 September - KWBR-FM, San Francisco, California, is dedicated, broadcasting on 97.3 MHz.[60]
  • 14 September - KDYL-FM, Salt Lake City, Utah, begins broadcasting on 98.7 MHz.[61]
  • 19 September - KONG-FM, Alameda, California, begins broadcasting on 104.9 MHz.[62]
  • 21 September - KSLO, Opelousas, Louisiana, begins broadcasting on 1230 KHz with 250 W power.[63]
  • 29 September - WNMP, Evanston, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1590 KHz with 1 KW power.[64]
  • 4 October - WGBA, Columbus, Georgia, begins broadcasting on 620 KHz with 1 KW power.[65]
  • 5 October - WSWN, Belle Glade, Florida, begins broadcasting on 900 KHz with 1 KW power.[66]
  • 5 October - WBYS, Canton, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1560 KHz with 250 W power (daytime only).[67]
  • 5 October - WLAD, Danbury, Connecticut, begins broadcasting on 800 KHz with 250 W power (daytime only).[68]
  • 5 October - KSBS, Kansas City, Kansas, begins broadcasting on 105.9 MHz.[69]
  • 8 October - KUSN, San Diego, California, begins broadcasting on 1510 KHz with 5 KW daytime and 1 KW nighttime power.[70]
  • 13 October - WBBC, Flint, Michigan, begins broadcasting on 1330 KHz with 1 KW power fulltime..[71]
  • 15 October - KYNO, Fresno, California, begins broadcasting on 1300 KHz with 1 KW power fulltime.[72]
  • 15 October - KWIL-FM, Albany, Oregon, begins broadcasting on 101.7 MHz.[73]
  • 15 October - WKPB, Knoxville, Tennessee, begins broadcasting on 93.3 MHz.[74]
  • 19 October - KGIL, San Fernando, California, begins broadcasting on 1260 KHz with 1 KW power fulltime.[75]
  • 19 October - KURV, Edinburg, Texas, begins broadcasting on 710 KHz with 250 W power (daytime only).[76]
  • 19 October - WPGH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, begins broadcasting on 1080 KHz with 1 KW power (daytime only).[77]
  • 19 October - KOKX, Keokuk, Iowa, begins broadcasting on 1310 KHz with 250 W power (daytime only).[78]
  • 21 October - WHUC, Hudson, New York, begins broadcasting on 1230 KHz with 250 W power.[77]
  • 22 October - WJTN-FM begins broadcasting on 93.3 MHz.[79]
  • 22 October - KSFH-FM, San Francisco, California, begins broadcasting on 94.9 MHz.[80]
  • 26 October - KVFD-FM, Fort Dodge, Iowa, begins broadcasting on 102.7 MHz.[81]
  • 27 October - WMBM, Miami Beach, Floria, begins broadcasting on 800 KHz with 1 KW power.[82]
  • 28 October - WFRL, Freeport, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1570 KHz with 1 KW power.[83]
  • 2 November - WCEC and WCEC-FM, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, begin broadcasting -- the AM station on 810 KHz with 1 KW power (daytime only) and the FM station at 100.7 MHz.[84]
  • 3 November - KGO-FM, San Francisco, California, begins broadcasting on 106.1 MHz.[85]
  • 8 November - WGST-FM, Atlanta, Georgia, begins broadcasting on 94.1 MHz.[86]

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. ^ "New WLCX at La Crosse Becomes ABC Affiliate". Broadcasting. July 14, 1947. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  33. ^ "KOOL Phoenix Is Now MBS-Don Lee Outlet". Broadcasting. July 14, 1947. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  34. ^ "WJHP-FM Takes the Air In Jacksonville, Floriad". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "WKBC Begins Operation in North Wilkesboro, N.C.". Broadcasting. July 14, 1947. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  36. ^ "WDVA, Danville, Va., Commences Operation". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  37. ^ "KRTH-FM Houston Takes Air on 8-Hour Schedule". Broadcasting. July 7, 1947. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "WIRK on Air". Broadcasting. July 7, 1947. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  39. ^ "San Francisco Chronicle Launches Its FM Outlet". Broadcasting. July 7, 1947. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  40. ^ "New N. Carolina Outlet, WILX (1450 kc), Starts". Broadcasting. July 14, 1947. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  41. ^ "KBUR-FM Burlington on 11-Hour Schedule". Broadcasting. August 4, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  42. ^ "KOWL Goes on Air, Is Owned by Croghan". Broadcasting. August 11, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  43. ^ "WIBV at Belleville, Ill., Takes Air as Daytimer". Broadcasting. August 4, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  44. ^ "WEBJ (250 w, 1240 kc) Takes Air in Alabama". Broadcasting. August 4, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  45. ^ "KVER Holds Formal Opening Ceremonies". Broadcasting. August 4, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  46. ^ "250-W Independent Opens in Evansville". Broadcasting. August 4, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  47. ^ "I-kw Daytimer Launched At Michigan City, Ind.". Broadcasting. August 18, 1947. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  48. ^ "KRUL Corvallis, Ore., Takes Air on 1340 kc". Broadcasting. August 11, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  49. ^ "Staff of New Ft. Wayne 1-kw Station Announced". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  50. ^ "KOLN Makes Debut". Broadcasting. August 11, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  51. ^ "WLOS Gets Underway as Fulltime Outlet". Broadcasting. August 25, 1947. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  52. ^ "WJPG-FM Opening Gets Coverage in Local Press". Broadcasting. August 18, 1947. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  53. ^ "KSEI Now Using 5 kw". Broadcasting. August 18, 1947. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  54. ^ "KTIL in Tillamook, Ore. Launched as Independent". Broadcasting. September 1, 1947. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  55. ^ "WPDX Is on the Air". Broadcasting. August 25, 1947. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  56. ^ "WTNC Begins Operation In Thomasville, N.C.". Broadcasting. October 20, 1947. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  57. ^ "WWVA-FM Opens". Broadcasting. September 8, 1947. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  58. ^ "Sen. Clyde Hoey Speaks At WHCC Formal Opening". Broadcasting. September 22, 1947. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  59. ^ "Rural Ohio Station, WRFD, Now on Air". Broadcasting. September 15, 1947. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  60. ^ "Warner Bros.' KWBR-FM (97.3 mc) Is Dedicated". Broadcasting. September 22, 1947. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  61. ^ "KDYL-FM Begins". Broadcasting. September 22, 1947. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  62. ^ "KONG-FM on Air". Broadcasting. October 6, 1947. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  63. ^ "KPLO Starts Operation; First Opelousas Outlet". Broadcasting. September 22, 1947. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  64. ^ "WNMP Started". Broadcasting. October 6, 1947. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  65. ^ "New Georgia AM Outlet Opens With FM Pickup". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  66. ^ "WSWN Belle Glade, Fla. On Air as 1-kw Daytimer". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  67. ^ "3,500 Attend Opening Of WBYS Canton, Ill.". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  68. ^ "WLAD at Danbury, Conn., 250-w Daytimer, Starts". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  69. ^ "New Kansas City, Kan., FM Outlet Names Staff". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  70. ^ "KUSN, Independent, Begins at San Diego". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  71. ^ "WBBC at Flint Begins Operations on 1 KW". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  72. ^ "KYNO to Be Launched on Oct. 15 at Fresno". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  73. ^ "KWIL-FM Albany, Oregon Commences Broadcasting". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  74. ^ "FM Outlet of 'Knoxville Journal' Takes the Air". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  75. ^ "KGIL, San Fernando 1-KW Outlet, Starts". Broadcasting. October 20, 1947. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  76. ^ "KURV Gets Underway in Edinburg, Texas". Broadcasting. October 17, 1947. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  77. ^ a b "3 Stations Represented By M & S Take the Air". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  78. ^ "250-w KOKX Starts; Adkisson Is Manager". Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  79. ^ "WJTN-FM Makes Debut". Broadcasting. November 3, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  80. ^ "KSFH (FM) Started". Broadcasting. November 3, 1947. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  81. ^ "KVFD-FM Launched". Broadcasting. November 3, 1947. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  82. ^ "WMBM in Miami Beach On Air With 1 kw Power". Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  83. ^ "WFRL in Freeport Begins Operations on 1570 kc". Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  84. ^ "WCEC, WCEC-FM Start". Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  85. ^ "KGO-FM San Francisco Planning to Start Today". Broadcasting. November 3, 1947. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  86. ^ "WGST-FM Programs Start on 941 mc, Channel 231". Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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