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The year 1945 in radio involved some significant events.
- March 15 – The Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio in their entirety for the first time. They are broadcast on ABC and the Armed Forces Radio.
- April 12 - The death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt interrupts programming on radio networks in the United States. The most infamous example is the announcement on CBS by John Charles Daly which interrupted "Wilderness Road", a program he was narrating.
- August 15 – Gyokuon-hōsō: Emperor Hirohito's recorded announcement of the unconditional surrender of Japan is broadcast on the radio a little after noon (Japan Standard Time). This is probably the first time an Emperor of Japan has been heard by the common people. Delivered in formal classical Japanese and without directly referring to surrender, the speech is not immediately easily understood by ordinary people.
- January 6 - The Saint debuts on NBC.
- January 8 - A Man Named Jordan debuts on CBS' West Coast network.
- January 15 – House Party (1945–1967) debuts on CBS.
- January 28 - The Eddie Bracken Show debuts on NBC.
- January 29 – Lionel Barrymore becomes the host of Lux Radio Theater, replacing Cecil B. DeMille.
- February 21 - Brownstone Theater debuts on Mutual.
- March 3 – Superman encounters Batman and Robin for the first time. This occurs on the Mutual Network.
- March 9 – Those Websters debuts on CBS.
- April 6 - This Is Your FBI debuts on ABC.
- April 7 - Calling All Detectives debuts on Mutual.
- April 9 - Cimarron Tavern debuts on CBS.
- April 15 - Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick debuts on WOR.
- April 16 - Barry Cameron debuts on NBC.
- May 21 - Constance Bennett Calls on You debuts on ABC.
- May 22 - Auction Gallery debuts on Mutual.
- June 10 – Abbott Mysteries debuts on the Mutual Network.
- June 7 - The Adventures of Topper debuts on NBC.
- June 10 - The Adventures of Father Brown debuts on Mutual.
- August 10 - The Adele Clark Show debuts on ABC.
- August 21 - The Jack Smith Show debuts on CBS.
- August 27 - Mommie and the Men debuts on CBS.
- September 12 - The second version of Songs by Sinatra debuts on CBS.
- October 5 - Meet the Press debuts on Mutual.
- October 20 - Break the Bank debuts on Mutual.
- October 25 - The syndicated version of The Avenger debuts.
- November 26 - Bride and Groom debuts on ABC.
- January 3 - Arthur Hopkins Presents ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- January 4 - Major Bowes Amateur Hour ended its run on network radio (NBC).
- March 16 - The American Women's Jury ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- March 30 – The Dreft Star Playhouse ends its two-year run on NBC.
- April 7 - Eddie Condon's Jazz Concerts ends its run on network radio (Blue Network).
- April 20 - Stage Door Canteen ends its run on network radio.
- May 31 - The Frank Morgan Show ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- June 4 - Author's Playhouse ends its run on network radio (NBC Red Network).
- July 6 - Bright Horizon ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- July 6 - Chick Carter, Boy Detective ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- July 29 - The Adventures of Father Brown ends its single-summer run on Mutual.
- August 25 - Calling All Detectives ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- September 13 - The Adventures of Topper ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- September 23 - Brownstone Theater ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- October 13 - America in the Air ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- November 11 -The Army Hour ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- January 2 – Baxter Black, American cowboy, poet, philosopher, former large-animal veterinarian, and radio commentator
- March 8 – Micky Dolenz, American actor, musician, television and theatre director and radio personality. Best known as drummer/vocalist in the 1960s made-for-television band, The Monkees.
- May 2 – Gene Deckerhoff, radio play-by-play announcer of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- April 6 – Neal Boortz, talk radio host and commentator.
- June 17 – Art Bell, American broadcaster, talk show host and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM
- September 24 – Lou Dobbs, CNN anchor and managing editor for Lou Dobbs Tonight, host of Lou Dobbs Minute on radio.
- December 13 – Herman Cain, conservative newspaper columnist, African-American businessman, politician, radio talk-show host and former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza.
- 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.
- Terrace, Vincent. (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
- "Domestic Comedy Series Heard On WHP Daily, 7 P.M." Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. Harrisburg Telegraph. August 25, 1945. p. 15. Retrieved March 26, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.