1957 in radio
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The year 1957 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- 6 February – Establishment of the Faroese broadcasting corporation, Útvarp Føroya.
- KNOC in Dallas, Texas becomes a full-time Rhythm and blues station, the first station in the market to exclusively do so.
- WCOW in St. Paul, Minnesota becomes WISK.
- 14 January - The Affairs of Dr. Gentry debuts on NBC.
- 8 April – The popular midday programme Autofahrer unterwegs begins its 42-year-long run on Österreich-Regional in Austria.
- KBCS in Dallas, Texas signs on with a Top 40 format.
- KBZY in Salem, Oregon signs on with a Top 40 format.
- 16 March – Garry Cobb, former NFL player and current radio personality on WIP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 18 May – Rob Bartlett, comedian, actor and writer best known for Imus in the Morning
- 22 September - CBS Radio Workshop ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 27 December - Strike It Rich ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- Herb Butterfield, 61, American radio and television actor.
- 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.
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