1954 in radio
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The year 1954 in radio involved some significant events.
- 1 February: KECA and KECA-FM, both in Los Angeles, change call letters to KABC and KABC-FM, reflecting their owners, ABC-United Paramount Theaters.
- 1 April: ABC-United Paramount Theaters, owners of WENR-Chicago, purchases time-share counterpart WLS-Chicago from Sears, Roebuck and Co., and merges both stations under the WLS calls (their FM sister station would keep the WENR calls until 1965).
- 17 November: WJW (AM) in Cleveland, Ohio (today WKNR) is sold by William M. O'Neill to Storer Broadcasting.
- 3 January - WSTN debuts as a 1 kW daytimer at St. Augustine, Florida.
- 9 January - Roadshow debuts on NBC. Starring Bill Cullen, the three-hour weekly program is considered a forerunner of the network's Monitor, which began a year later.
- 20 January – The National Negro Network is formed.
- 2 September - Doctor Six-Gun debuts on NBC.
- 3 September - The last original episode of the Lone Ranger is broadcast.
- 3 January - Quiz Kids ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 6 January - Dr. Christian ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 15 January - Double or Nothing ends its run on network radio (ABC).
- 16 January - The Baron and the Bee ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 27 March - Twenty Questions ends its run on network radio.
- 28 March - Bulldog Drummond ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- 30 March – Rocky Fortune, a half-hour detective drama starring Frank Sinatra, aired its final episode on NBC.
- 22 May - The Armstrong Theater of Today ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 18 June - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ends its run on network radio (ABC).
- 24 June - The Six Shooter ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 9 July - Can You Top This? ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 1 August - Broadway Is My Beat ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 25 September – Escape ends its run on CBS.
- 25 September - Stars over Hollywood ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 27 November - The Falcon ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- 12 January – Howard Stern, shock jock radio personality
- 22 August – Kurt Andersen, American novelist, columnist and public radio host
- 8 September – Joe Cipriano, American voice over actor and radio personality
- 20 November – Steve Dahl, has been an American radio personality
- 5 December – Peter Arbogast, American sportscaster
- 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.
- 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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