1950 in radio

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The year 1950 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

  • 15 March – the Copenhagen Frequency Plan is implemented by broadcasters throughout Europe.
  • 1 May – Springbok Radio, South Africa's first commercial radio station, takes to the airwaves. It will broadcast for 35 years, until 31 December 1985.[1]

Debuts[edit]

  • 6 February – Dangerous Assignment debuts on NBC.
  • 19 April – WTSA Brattleboro, Vermont signs on for the first time.
  • 8 October – WARA Attleboro, Massachusetts signs on for the first time.

Births[edit]

  • 14 March – Rick Dees, radio and television personality.
  • 24 September – Alan Colmes, American radio and television talk show host.

Deaths[edit]

  • 13 January – Thomas S. "Tommy" Lee, son of pioneering broadcaster Don Lee, of a suicide. His death triggers the sale of the Don Lee Network (a station group including KFRC AM/FM in San Francisco and KHJ AM/FM in Los Angeles) to General Tire, forerunner of RKO General.

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