11 January – Fireside chat: State of the Union Message to Congress.
28 March – New York City radio station WQXR (now WFME) bans singing commercials from being broadcast on its station.
30 April – (Six days before D-Day) The American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE) is established, transmitting from the United Kingdom in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian to resistance movements in mainland Europe.
12 June – Fireside chat: Opening Fifth War Loan Drive (last fireside chat).
25 July – The New York Times acquires the Interstate Broadcasting Company, parent of WQXR (now WFME) and WQXQ-FM (later WQXR; frequency is now home to WXNY-FM) from John V. L. Hogan for $1 million American dollars. The Times would program the AM station until December 1998, and own the FM station until October 2009.