1948 in radio
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The year 1948 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.
- 22 March: The Voice of Firestone becomes the first radio program to be aired on both AM and FM radio stations.
- 12 May: Don McNeill's Breakfast Club appears on television for the first time, via a simulcast on both ABC Radio and ABC TV. The telecast is seen in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York. Because ABC-TV's New York flagship station WJZ-TV had not signed on yet (and would not for another three months), DuMont flagship WABD carried it live.
- 5 January – The first episode of the radio serial drama Mrs Dale's Diary is broadcast in the BBC Light Programme.
- 23 March – Take It From Here is first broadcast by the BBC.
- 3 April – The Louisiana Hayride from Shreveport makes its debut.
- 21 September – Life with Luigi premieres on CBS.
- 26 December – Bertrand Russell gives the first annual Reith Lecture on the BBC Home Service.
- 4 February – Alice Cooper, American rock singer, songwriter, musician and radio host.
- John Batchelor, author and syndicated talk show host.
- Fritz Coleman, former disc jockey and current weathercaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California.
- Chet Coppock, American sports radio broadcaster.
- Citizen Kafka, New York City-based radio personality and folk musician.
- Tom Breneman, 46, radio talk show host from 1941–1948, best known for the radio program, Breakfast in Hollywood.
- 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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