The year 1964 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- 27 March – The BBC's Children's Hour (renamed "For the Young" since April 1961) is broadcast for the last time.
- 28 March – Radio Caroline, a pirate radio station based on a ship anchored in international waters off the English coast, opens as Europe's first all-day English-language pop music station.
- 29 June – Manx Radio, the national commercial radio station for the Isle of Man, begins broadcasting.
- WPEA, the oldest high school radio station, belonging to Phillips Exeter Academy, begins broadcasting.
- 6 January – Colin Cowherd, American sports radio and television personality.
- 24 January – Rob Dibble, former Major League Baseball pitcher and sports radio host.
- 10 February – Glenn Beck, American conservative talk radio and television host
- 29 February – Lyndon Byers, former NHL player from Canada, WAAF radio host.
- 27 May – Adam Carolla, American comedian, comedy writer, radio and television personality and actor.
- 6 June – Roe Conn, American radio talk show host on WLS in Chicago, Illinois.
- 22 June – Dicky Barrett, frontman of skacore band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, radio personality and announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- 27 August - Gracie Allen, comedy star of vaudeville, radio, television and film.
- William Bendix, 58, Academy Award-nominated American film actor and radio personality
- 10 October - Eddie Cantor, 72, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter.
- Kathryn Card, 71, American radio, television and film actress