1983 in radio

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The year 1983 in radio involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Closings[edit]

  • March 16 – The Transmitter Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany, is demolished.
  • KMEL ends its weekly countdown show, hosted by 78-year old Ruth Bennett, mother of the station's former morning host Alex Bennett.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • February 4 - Jim Ameche, 67, radio's original Jack Armstrong on Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy.[1]
  • March 16 – Arthur Godfrey, 27-year host of Arthur Godfrey Time on CBS, as well as host of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (on radio from 1946–1956; on TV from 1948–1958). One of history's most influential broadcast personalities.

See also[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.