1936 in radio
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The year 1936 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.
- 1 January – Cessation of all commercial radio broadcasting in Germany.
- 2 January – Bing Crosby becomes full-time host of the Kraft Music Hall, following Paul Whiteman, after having been a guest host on 5 December 1935.
- 20 March – The Lisnagarvey transmitter begins service, broadcasting the Northern Ireland Regional Programme of the BBC on a frequency of 977 kHz.
- 25 March – First radio broadcast from the Parliament of New Zealand.
- 30 March – Backstage Wife moves from Mutual to the NBC Blue Network.
- 28 May – The Klaipėda transmission station enters regular service, broadcasting programmes from Radio Klaipėda and Radio Kaunas on a frequency of 565 kHz.
- 12 June – Pittsburgh becomes the first city in the U.S. to have a 50,000 watt ("blowtorch") station.
- 6 September – Fireside chat: On Drought Conditions
- 17 September – Major Bowes Amateur Hour moves from the NBC Red Network to CBS.
- 2 November – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) takes over responsibility for public service broadcasting in Canada from the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC).
- 11 December – King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom broadcasts a speech from Windsor Castle concerning his abdication of the throne.
- 5 January - Famous Jury Trials debuts on WLW.
- 27 January - David Harum debuts on NBC.
- 31 January – The Green Hornet debuts on WXYZ.
- 7 February - The Flying Red Horse Tavern debuts on CBS.
- 29 February – The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air debuts on CBS.
- 3 March - Renfrew of the Mounted debuts on CBS.
- 28 June - Ma and Pa debuts on CBS.
- 4 September - Bughouse Rhythm debuts on NBC.
- 14 September - Big Sister debuts on CBS.
- 14 September - John's Other Wife debuts on NBC.
- 26 September - Hal Peary first appears as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve on Fibber McGee and Molly.
- 30 September - The Bishop and the Gargoyle debuts on the Blue Network.
- 22 May - The Flying Red Horse Tavern ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 14 September - Carefree Carnival ends its run on network radio (NBC Red).
- 21 April – James Dobson, chairman of the board of Focus on the Family, host of internationally-syndicated daily radio show of the same name.
- 4 September – Wayne Cody (died 2002), radio and television sportscaster who spent the bulk of his career at KIRO in Seattle, Washington.
- 11 September – Roger Barkley (died 1997), radio personality and talk show host, best remembered for his work with Al Lohman as part of The Lohman and Barkley Show on KFI Los Angeles, California.
- nzhistory.net.nz - sound file and transcript
- Today in Pittsburgh
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
- 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.
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