Wednesday, May 24, 2023

May 24 Radio History

➦In 1844...Samuel F.B. Morse gave the first public demonstration of his telegraph by sending a message from the Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" (now the B&O Railroad Museum) in Baltimore. The famous message was, "What hath God wrought?"

➦In 1915...Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

➦In 1935...The Mutual Broadcasting System network aired its inaugural live event—the first-ever night baseball game, between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. That October, the network began a decades-long run as broadcaster of baseball's World Series, with airtime responsibilities shared between WGN's Bob Elson and Quin Ryan and WLW's Red Barber (NBC and CBS also carried the series that year; the Fall Classic would air on all three networks through 1938).

➦In 1958…Formally named "United Press Associations" for incorporation and legal purposes, but publicly known and identified as United Press or UP, the news agency was created by the 1907 uniting of three smaller news syndicates. It became United Press International after absorbing the International News Service (INS). As either UP or UPI, the agency was among the largest newswire services in the world, competing domestically for about 90 years with the Associated Press and internationally with AP, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

➦In 1963...The Beatles recorded the first program of their own BBC radio series, “Pop Go the Beatles”. The theme song was a version of “Pop Goes the Weasel”.

➦In 1981...Radio, TV Actor and personality George Jessel, who often performed with the nickname “America’s Toastmaster General,” died after a heart attack at age 83.

➦In 2008...Comedian Dick Martin, a co-star with Dan Rowan on NBC TV’s iconic “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”, died of respiratory problems at age 86.  Early in his career, Martin was a staff writer for Duffy's Tavern, a radio situation comedy.

➦In 2011…Veteran personality Hugh Copland died at age 79.  He had stints at WJJJD-AM and WAIT-AM in Chicago, WXYZ-AM and WWJ-TV in Detroit.

Bob Dylan is 82
  • Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp is 86. 
  • Musician John Madden of The Serendipity Singers is 86. 
  • Comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong is 85. 
  • Musician Bob Dylan is 82. 
  • Actor Gary Burghoff (“M*A*S*H) is 80. 
  • Singer Patti LaBelle is 79. 
  • Actor Priscilla Presley is 78. 
  • Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid is 76. 
  • Actor Jim Broadbent (“Moulin Rouge,” ″Iris”) is 74. 
  • Actor Alfred Molina is 70. 
  • Singer Rosanne Cash is 68. 
  • Actor Cliff Parisi (“Call the Midwife”) is 63. 
  • Actor Kristin Scott Thomas is 63. 
  • Actor John C. Reilly (“Chicago,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) is 58. 
  • Actor Dana Ashbrook (“Twin Peaks”) is 56. 
  • Actor Eric Close (“Nashville,” ″Without A Trace”) is 56. 
  • Actor Carl Payne (“Martin,” ″The Cosby Show”) is 54. 
  • Guitarist Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes is 54. 
  • Actor Dash Mihok (“Silver Linings Playbook”) is 49. 
  • Actor Bryan Greenberg (film’s “Bride Wars,” TV’s “One Tree Hill”) is 45. 
  • Actor Billy L. Sullivan (“Something So Right”) is 43. 
  • Actor-rapper Big Tyme is 42. 
  • Drummer Cody Hanson of Hinder is 41. 
  • Dancer Mark Ballas (“Dancing With The Stars”) is 37. 
  • Country singer Billy Gilman is 35. 
  • Rapper G-Eazy is 34. 
  • Actor Cayden Boyd (“The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl”) is 29.
  • In 2008..Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], Actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), dies of respiratory complications at 86

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