New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Commercial Radio Turns 100: What are your favorite memories?

 

November 9, 2020



Did you realize that commercial radio got its start on November 2, 1920 when legendary KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race?

Almost overnight, radio transitioned from domination by ham operators to an actual business with schedules, programming and sponsors.

Now the world has experienced an entire CENTURY peppered with FDR’s “Fireside Chats,” seria...



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