1978 in radio

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The year 1978 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

Events[edit]

No dates[edit]

  • Likely fall – WEMO (101.3 FM) of East Moline, Illinois switches its adult contemporary/MOR format to country music, and changes its call letters to WZZC. The new station, an ancestor to WLLR, stabilizes an FM country music format, which – except for a brief run in 1977-1978 on WHTT-FM (96.9 FM) – had been absent from the Quad Cities market for more than five years.
  • Bill Ballance leaves KGBS for KFMB in San Diego, where he is to remain for fifteen years.

Debuts[edit]

  • 8 March – The first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the radio series later to be turned into a book, a television programme, a game, and a film - is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
  • 24 December – In Sweden, pirate radio station Radio FM in Stockholm goes on air.

Closings[edit]

  • 29 January - Adventure Theater (a children's program, not to be confused with Adventure Theater, a 1956 anthology series on NBC) ends its run on network radio.[1]
  • 31 December – In Sweden, Frukostklubben ends.

Births[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.