1946 in radio
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The year 1946 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- 1 September – Kringkastingsorkestret (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) is founded.
- 5 September – In Berlin RIAS (Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor – "Broadcasting in the American Sector") begins mediumwave transmissions. The station, established by the US occupation authorities, had begun its activities earlier in the year, on 7 February, as the wire-broadcasting service DIAS (Drahtfunk im amerikanischen Sektor).
- 29 September – The BBC Third Programme is launched.
- 3 November – In Italy, RAI reorganizes its stations into two new national networks, the Rete Rossa and the Rete Azzurra.
- 7 January – The Second Mrs. Burton daytime serial debuts on CBS.
- 21 January – The Fat Man (radio) debuts on ABC.
- 2 February – Twenty Questions debuts on Mutual.
- 4 March - Bob Elson on Board the Century debuts on Mutual.
- 30 March – Academy Award Theater debuts on CBS.
- 21 April - The Amazing Mrs. Danberry debuts on CBS.
- 3 June – Winner Take All debuts on CBS.
- 12 June: Author Meets the Critics debuts on Mutual.
- 27 June - By Popular Demand debuts on Mutual.
- 12 July - The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective debuts on ABC.
- 18 August – Danger, Dr. Danfield debuts on ABC
- 3 September – The Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players debuts on CBS.
- 8 September – The Bickersons debuts on NBC.
- 29 September - Are These Our Children? debuts on ABC.
- 4 October - Sparkle Time debuts on CBS.
- 5 October – KERA, Dallas, Texas, begins broadcasting.
- 7 October – The BBC Light Programme in the U.K. transmits the first episode of the daily magazine programme Woman's Hour (initially presented by Alan Ivimey), which will still be running nearly 70 years later, and of the daily adventure serial Dick Barton – Special Agent.
- 16 October – Philco Radio Time starring Bing Crosby makes its debut on the ABC network, with Bob Hope appearing as Bing's first guest; the show is recorded using large wax transcription disks. In 1947, the Crosby show will introduce taped broadcasting to primetime network radio.
- 18 October – Let George Do It debuts on Mutual-Don Lee Network on the West Coast.
- 30 October – The Affairs of Ann Scotland debuts on ABC.
- 3 November - The Clock debuts on ABC.
- 27 November – WBET Brockton, Massachusetts signs on the air with a high school football game on 990 kilocycles. WBET would later take over fellow Brockton station WBKA's license and frequency of 1450 kilocycles.
- 2 December - Crime Club debuts on Mutual.
- 6 January - The Charlotte Greenwood Show ends its run on network radio (ABC).
- 15 January – Johnny Presents ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 18 January – Blind Date ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 13 March - Auction Gallery ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- 26 April - Amanda of Honeymoon Hill ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 16 June - The Amazing Mrs. Danberry ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 27 September - Cimarron Tavern ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 11 October - Barry Cameron ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 14 November - By Popular Demand ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- 25 January – Pete Price, British media personality and radio presenter
- 10 June – Ed Blaylock, voice actor and radio announcer.
- 18 September – Ray Didinger American sportswriter, author, film writer, radio co-host, television sports commentator, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Writer's Honor Roll).
- 15 December – Rodney Bingenheimer, entertainment personality and radio disc jockey on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles.
- 21 December – Tom Keith, Public radio sound effects man for A Prairie Home Companion (died 2011)
- 13 June – Edward Bowes, 71, American radio personality
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- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
- "KERA Becomes WFAA-FM" (PDF). Broadcasting. 22 September 1947. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- Lewis, Steven. "Bing Crosby's Network Radio Days". Bing Crosby Internet Museum. Web. 9 Jan. 2015.