1959 in radio

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The year 1959 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • German-American musicologist Karl Haas started Adventures in Good Music at WJR in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 14 March:Tulane University's WTUL signs on for the first time. It is owned and operated by Tulane University. This station is a progressive music station. This station gave Jerry Springer his start on his radio and TV career.
  • November 15, 1959 three ex-members of the band Quarrymen, later to become known as the Beatles, audition for a British talent program.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mcintosh, Lisa. "november 15, 1959". Zoomer Radio. Zoomermedia Interactive Network. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  3. ^ a b 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. P. 7.