1963 in radio

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The year 1963 in radio involved some significant events, including the addition of FM-compatible radios in cars made by major American automobile companies, and the birth of future radio personality Doctor Dré

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • October 1 - KDWA radio in Hastings, Minnesota signs on for the first time as a community talk radio station.
  • October 31 – Detroit gets a new Top 40 radio station as WKNR-AM, "Keener 13," is born. Within months, the former WKMH overcomes a poor signal to become the number one station in the market, and "Keener" is called the "miracle baby" of the industry by record reporter Bill Gavin.
  • Undated- WSLA signs on in 1963 as WBGS. Originally,the station Was known as WSDL.

Closings[edit]

  • March 21 - Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick ends its run on WOR.[1]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  2. ^ 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. P. 8.