1955 in radio
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The year 1955 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- 2 May – Opening at Wrotham, Kent, of the United Kingdom's first VHF/FM transmitters.
- 22 September – The character Grace Archer dies in the BBC radio serial The Archers; a spoiler for the launch of ITV on the same day.
- 20 October – WERE (AM)-Cleveland disk jockey Bill Randle is the key presenter of a concert at Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn, Ohio, featuring Pat Boone and Bill Haley & His Comets. Elvis Presley is the opening act; it is not only his first performance north of the Mason–Dixon line, but was also Elvis' first filmed performance, for a documentary on Randle titled The Pied Piper of Cleveland.
- 17 November – Creation of the Communauté des radios publiques de langue française (CRPLF) - an association of the French-language public broadcasters of France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada, later to become, in 2002, the Radios francophones publiques (RFP).
- 26 November – In Sweden, the national public broadcaster Radiotjänst (now Sveriges Radio) begins transmission, via FM, of its second radio channel in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Örebro.
- March 10 – The Silver Eagle broadcasts its last episode.
- March 23 – The Big Story ends its run on NBC.
- May 22 – The Jack Benny Program airs its last radio episode and moves solely to television.
- June 7 – Lux Radio Theater ends its run on CBS.
- June 9 - Sergeant Preston of the Yukon ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- June 30 - Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- July 15 - Break the Bank ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- October 13 - Doctor Six-Gun ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- February 10 – Jim Cramer, American television personality, former hedge fund manager and best-selling author.
- February 23 – Tom Bodett, American author, voice actor, radio host and current spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6.
- October 4 – Dale Connelly, co-host (with Tom Keith, a.k.a. Jim Ed Poole) of The Morning Show on Minnesota Public Radio.
- BBC: The Archers, timeline
- 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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