Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15 In Radio History

In 1926 The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) began broadcasting comprised of a network of 24 radio stations. It debuted with a 4-hour special program.

In 1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began broadcasting. The KYW call letters were destined to travel.  They were also used in Chicago and Cleveland before returning to Philadelphia in 1965. The station is now All-News.

In 1922 the BBC conducted its first broadcasts from Birmingham (5IT) and Manchester (2ZY). Manchester and London broadcasted the first general election results. Manchester broadcasted the first children's program, called "Kiddies Corner".

On this day in 2006, radio personality, Jack Alix, died in Richmond, Virginia. Alix is best known for his syndicated oldies show "Rock and Roll Roots" at one time heard on almost 150 radio stations.

In 2007…Baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds)/former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall died of cancer at 79. Nuxhall was the youngest player ever to appear in a major league game, pitching 2/3 of an inning for the Reds on June 10, 1944 at the age of 15 years, 316 days.

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