1933 in radio
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The year 1933 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.
- 14 January: In Spain, radio station EAJ-24 Radio Córdoba begins transmission, its first broadcast coming from the Conservatorio Superior de Música in the city.
- 24 February: In New Zealand, station 2YC Wellington is opened.
- 12 March: Fireside chat: On the Bank Crisis (first fireside chat)
- 7 May: Fireside chat: Outlining the New Deal Program
- 31 May: As the first step towards removing advertising from public radio, the French government introduces a broadcast receiving licence fee payable by owners of radio sets (15 francs per crystal set, 50 francs per valve radio).
- 24 July: Fireside chat: On the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program
- 22 October: Fireside chat: On the Currency Situation
- (undated): The Oldsmobile Program debuts on CBS.
- 31 January: The Lone Ranger (1933–1955) debuts on WXYZ Detroit.
- 7 March: Marie the Little French Princess debuts on CBS as the first daytime radio serial.
- 17 March: The Armour Jester debuts on the NBC Blue Network.
- 11 June: Carefree Carnival debuts on NBC Red.
- 23 June: The Breakfast Club debuts on the NBC Blue Network.
- 31 July: Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy debuts on CBS.
- 14 August: Ma Perkins debuts on WLW Cincinnati. On 4 December, the program moves to the full NBC Red Network.
- 24 September: Broadway Varieties debuts on CBS.
- 25 September: The Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters debuts on NBC.
- 2 October: The National Barn Dance debuts on the NBC Blue Network.
- 8 October: The Baker's Broadcast debuts on the NBC Blue Network.
- 22 October: The American Revue debuts on CBS.
- 30 October: The Romance of Helen Trent debuts on CBS.
- 11 November: The Admiral Byrd Broadcasts debuts on CBS.
- 29 November: Calling All Cars debuts on CBS West Coast network.
- 17 June: Harry Browne (died 2006), American libertarian writer, politician, and U.S. Presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. Also a radio talk show host.
- 3 December: Les Crane (died 2008), San Francisco-based radio announcer and television talk show host who won a Grammy for his recording of the poem, Desiderata.
- An Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
- 100 ans de radio (in French)
- Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 494.
- 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.
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
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