1977 in radio

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In the year 1977, significant events in radio broadcasting included the President of the United States participating in a call-in radio program.

Events[edit]

  • 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.
  • 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."

No dates[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • 3 February: Adventure Theater (a children's program, not to be confused with Adventure Theater, a 1956 anthology series on NBC) debuts on CBS.[1]

Closings[edit]

  • 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.

Births[edit]

  • November - Heidi Cortez, American model, writer, and radio host

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.