1923 in radio
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1923 in radio details the internationally significant events in radio broadcasting for the year 1923.
- 1 January – In the United States the well-known American Football Rose Bowl Game is broadcast for the first time, on Los Angeles station KHJ.
- 4 January – WEAF in New York City and WNAC in Boston simultaneously broadcast a saxophone solo—the first network broadcast.
- 8 January – First outside broadcast by the British Broadcasting Company: a British National Opera Company production of The Magic Flute from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
- 13 February – First BBC broadcast from Cardiff, Wales (station 5WA).
- 18 January – The United Kingdom Postmaster General grants the BBC a licence to broadcast.
- 6 March – First BBC broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland (station 5SC).
- 13 March – Production of the first radio set incorporating a loudspeaker. All previously produced sets had required the use of headphones.
- 1 April – In Vienna the Czeija & Nissl electrical company begins test transmissions from its premises in co-operation with a technical high school, the Technisches Gewerbemusem. This marks the start of radio broadcasting in Austria.
- 14 May – RCA purchases WJZ from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation; it would also have its city of license transferred from Newark, New Jersey to New York.
- 18 May – The first regular radio broadcasts begin in Czechoslovakia.
- 21 July – The Dutch radio manufacturing company Nederlandsche Seintoestellen Fabriek begins regular radio broadcasting in the Netherlands.
- 29 October – Regular radio broadcasting in Germany officially begins with the first evening transmission from the Sendestelle Berlin installed at the Vox-Haus in Potsdamer Platz.
- 13 November – Australia's first licensed radio station, 2SB, begins transmission in Sydney.
- 31 December
- 22 March – Hockey Night in Canada is first broadcast on the Toronto Star's private station CFCA.
- 2 May – WCAE signs on as Pittsburgh's 3rd radio station.
- June – WSAR-Fall River, Massachusetts receives its license.
- 1 June – The publicly owned Canadian National Railways establishes the CNR Radio network to supply programming on its fleet of passenger cars; it is the first national network in North America and precursor to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- 26 September – WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio is launched by S.E. Lawrence and Theodore Willard, in the name of the Willard Storage Battery Company.
- 9 May – Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (d. 2008)
- 25 December – Gordon Baxter, American radio personality, author and columnist.(died 2005)
- 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.
- Czech Radio History
- Radio magazine, Berlin, 1923, vol. 13, page 512
- Sound recording of the opening announcement (YouTube) (in German)
- "Today in Pittsburgh History". HistoryOrb. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
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