1967 in radio

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The year 1967 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Undated

Closings[edit]

  • 31 December: ABC Radio ceases operations as one network; it would be divided into four specialized networks (Information, Entertainment, Direction and Contemporary) on New Year's Day 1968. This is due to some of ABC's owned-and-operated stations (WABC, WLS, WXYZ, KQV) airing Top 40 formats that directly conflicted with ABC Radio's long-form, entertainment programming, in addition for ABC's desire to gain more than one affiliate in a market. The Breakfast Club and Paul Harvey would transfer to the American Entertainment Network, extended news blocks would move to the American Information Network, and the aforementioned ABC O&Os became affiliates of the American Contemporary Network.

Births[edit]

  • 7 January – Mark Lamarr, British comedian and radio and television presenter
  • 1 March – Jakki Brambles, English television and radio presenter and reporter
  • 10 March – Fin, morning radio show host extaordinaire on WFTK 96.5 in Cincinnati and creator of the male version of lesbian softball hair
  • 28 March – John Ziegler, radio talk show host on KFI in Los Angeles
  • 9 June – Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster, writer, and musician
  • 1 July – Kim Komando, American radio host, America's Digital Goddess
  • 6 August – Mike Greenberg, television and radio host for ESPN
  • 11 October – Artie Lange, American television and film actor, stand-up comic and radio personality
  • 13 November – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, writer, radio and television talk show host, game show host, and television producer
  • date unknown – Jamie Owen, Welsh radio and television presenter
  • date unknown – Tony Schibeci, Australian radio presenter and voice-over announcer
  • date unknown – Burnie Thompson, libertarian-minded American radio talk-show host in Bay County, Florida.

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.