1958 in radio

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The year 1958 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • January – Pete Myers, with his frenetic, rapid-fire "Mad Daddy" persona, delivered entirely in rhyme, debuts on WJW (AM) in Cleveland (today WKNR). His evening show has a brief (he leaves WJW in May. After a 90-day non-compete clause is enforced, Myers joins cross-town WHK), coining phrases that are still uttered to this day, such as "wavy gravy" and "mellow jello".
  • 4 March: WDCR/1340-Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth College Radio) begins broadcasting @ 21:00 Eastern Standard Time.
  • 23 November: "Have Gun, Will Travel", one of the last radio dramas featuring continuing characters, debuts on the CBS Radio Network.

Closings[edit]

  • 3 January: Wendy Warren and the News ends its run on network radio (CBS).[1]
  • 9 January: X Minus One ends its run on network radio (NBC).[1]
  • 25 January: The National Farm and Home Hour ends its run on network radio (NBC)[1]

Births[edit]

  • 23 May – Mitch Albom, American author and radio personality
  • 29 June – Jeff Coopwood, American actor, broadcaster and singer
  • 6 September – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, author, and radio and television personality
  • 23 October – Michael Dyson, African-American writer, professor, and radio talk show host.


Deaths[edit]

18 May: Elmer Davis, 68, news reporter, author, and a Peabody Award recipient.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.