1977 in radio
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In music: 1974 1975 1976 -1977- 1978 1979 1980
In television: 1974 1975 1976 -1977- 1978 1979 1980
In home video: 1974 1975 1976 -1977- 1978 1979 1980
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- January – WRSQ-FM (104.9) signs on the air in Geneseo, Illinois as a sister station to WGEN-AM (1500 AM). The station's first call letters are short-lived, as the station will quickly adopt the callsign WGEN-FM. The initial format is country music with a community focus.
- February 18 – Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF) is founded and takes over responsibility for public-service radio broadcasting in the German language in Belgium.
- March 5 - President Jimmy Carter participates with Walter Cronkite in the Dial-a-President radio program on CBS.
- May 12 - WTIC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut switches from classical music to a new Top 40 format designed by consultant Mike Joseph. This successful new approach will later be termed Hot Hits.
- August 16 - Radio and television stations nationwide interrupt regular programming to report the death of Elvis Presley.
- September 1 -- Dave Lingafelt begins airing "The Whacky Wake Up Crew" on WNNC-AM in Newton, North Carolina. He has been on the air for more than 35 years and has since purchased another AM station as well as 95.7 WXRC "The Ride."
- 3 February: Adventure Theater (a children's program, not to be confused with Adventure Theater, a 1956 anthology series on NBC) debuts on CBS.
- 29 May: NBC Radio's all-news "News and Information Service" ceases operations, citing a low number of affiliates. Most stations switch to different formats, but KQV in Pittsburgh launched a locally-based production for its all-news format, which it maintains to the present day.
- November - Heidi Cortez, American model, writer, and radio host
- Bud Ballou, radio disc jockey
- Sid Collins, (55, American broadcaster best known as the radio voice of the Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network from 1952-1976.
- Bing Crosby, 74, American singer, actor and early radio personality.
- Alan Reed, 70, an American actor.
- 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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