Broadcast History - December 4

Broadcast History - December 4

Postby jon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 pm

Another quiet day in Western Canada broadcasting history, so we turn our attentions to New York City:

In 1923, WEAF New York City began broadcasting the Eveready Hour. The first commercially-sponsored variety program in the history of broadcasting, it was paid for by the National Carbon Company, which then owned Eveready Battery. NBC purchased WEAF in 1926, moving it to 660 KHz in 1928, where it remains today as WFAN. The call letters changed to WNBC in 1946, WRCA in 1954, back to WNBC in 1960 until the station disappeared forever on October 7, 1988, at 5:30 p.m. when WFAN-1050 moved to 660 KHz. Just a year earlier, on July 1, 1987, at 3:00 p.m., WFAN replaced WHN on 1050 KHz, billing itself as the world's first Sports Talk station.

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In 1954, Billboard magazine reported that New York Supreme Court Justice Carroll J. Walker denied Alan Freed any further use of the nickname Moon Dog on his radio show.

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