Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29 In Radio History

In 1929...NBC begins use of the chimes

In 1927...Sportscaster and national treasure Vin Scully was born in the Bronx. His 65 seasons with the Dodgers (1950–present) is the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.

In 1941...the passenger ship, "Lurline", sent a radio signal after sighting a Japanese war fleet in the Pacific.

In 1964...Dean Anthony debuted on WMCA-AM, New York.

In 1969...the Beatles' "Come Together," single went to #1 on Radio.

In 1999...Gene Rayburn, host of the TV game show Match Game and a host on the NBC Radio Weekend Show 'Monitor', died at 81.

 In 2001...Singer/songwriter Beatle George Harrison died of lung cancer at the age of 58. Speaking outside his home northwest of London, Paul McCartney said, "I am devastated and very, very sad." Ringo Starr, speaking from Vancouver, British Columbia said, "We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter."

In 2008...legendary "Boss Radio" programmer, Bill Drake, died of lung cancer. He was 71.

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