1929 in radio
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The year 1929 in radio involved some significant events.
- 8 January – CBS purchases New York City radio station WABC from the Atlantic Broadcasting Company.
- 10 January – WTFF (The Fellowship Forum, a station formerly owned by the Ku Klux Klan) in Mt. Vernon, Virginia (today WFED) changes its call letters to WJSV. While the call letters were claimed to stand for "Jesus Saves Virginia," it actually stood for James S. Vance, a Grand Wizard in Virginia and publisher of the station's owner, "The Fellowship Forum" (a shell organization for the Ku Klux Klan). Vance arranges an affiliation deal with CBS Radio, which also involved operations and programming for WJSV.
- 14 January – Empire Builders debuts on NBC-Blue.
- 17 January – Aunt Jemima debuts on CBS.
- January – George Gershwin's An American in Paris
- 15 July - Music & the Spoken Word on KSL and the CBS radio network, the world's longest-running continuous network radio program.
- 19 August – Amos 'n Andy debuts on the NBC Blue radio network.
- 1 October – Blackstone Plantation debuts on CBS.
- 24 October – Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, starring Rudy Vallee, debuts on NBC.
- 20 November – The Rise of the Goldbergs (later called just "The Goldbergs"), starring Gertrude Berg, debuts on NBC.
- 23 January – Myron Cope (died 27 February 2008), American sports journalist, radio personality and sports broadcaster best known for being the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- 14 March – Bob Grant (died 14 December 2013), American conservative talk radio host.
- 20 August – Tom Clay (died 22 November 1995), American radio personality and disc jockey.
- 25 November – Tim Gudgin (died 8 November 2017), English sports results announcer.
- 30 November – Dick Clark (died 18 April 2012), American television and radio personality, game show host and businessman, chairman and CEO of Dick Clark Productions.
- 5 December – Richard Beebe (died 29 August 1998), American radio personality and comedian (The Credibility Gap).