1962 in radio
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The year 1962 in radio involved some significant events.
- July: After its first few months on the air with a community format, KHAK (98.1 FM) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa debuts a country music format at the station, a format that has remained intact to this day.
- In Sweden Sveriges Radio launches a third national channel – P3 – as an alternative to commercial pirate radio.
- KRZY in Dallas, Texas becomes KPCN and flips to a country music format.
- KRSI-FM in St. Louis Park, Minnesota signs on the air.
- Bud Ballou begins his radio career as disc jockey at WOLF.
- December – KMOX-FM 103.3 in St. Louis begins broadcasting.
- May 1962-WXVA Charles Town, WVA launched.
- February 1 - My True Story ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- September 30 – CBS broadcasts the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, marking the end of the Golden Age of Radio.
- October 12 – Chris Botti, jazz trumpeter and composer and radio host
- October 28 – Dan "Elvis" Lay, radio personality, co-host of The Dog House.
- November 6 – Frank DeCaro, American writer, performer and SIRIUS OutQ radio show host.
- November 22 – Steve DeOssie, former NFL player and radio and television sportscaster.
- December 12 – Mike Golic, American football player and radio host
- Joseph Kearns, 55, American radio and television actor
- October 2 - Frank Lovejoy, 50, 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.
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