1946 in radio

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The year 1946 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.


  • 15 July - The Elizalde brothers together with Bertrand Silen, established Metropolitan Broadcasting Corporation and at the same time, KZRH returns to the air, broadcasting from the Insular Building, Binondo, Manila, Philippines.
  • 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.






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