1986 in radio

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List of years in radio (table)
In music
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
In television
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
In home video
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

The year 1986 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

Events[edit]

Unknown Dates[edit]

  • After 40 years of playing the latest hits, including rock and roll since the mid 1950s, KSTT-Davenport, Iowa has its contemporary hit radio format retired in favor of a solid-gold oldies format.
  • The ownership of KROS and KSAY-FM in Clinton, Iowa is split, with the FM station's studios moving to Davenport, Iowa. Call letters change to KLIO, with on-air identifier K-Lite, and the format switches from religious to adult contemporary. KROS, meanwhile, continues on with its community and middle-of-the-road format.
  • Doug Banks joins WGCI-FM in Chicago, Illinois for nights, later mornings.
  • CFGO in Ottawa, Ontario moves from 1440 AM to the more powerful 1200 AM frequency.

Debuts[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 129.