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The year 1948 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting .

Radio broadcasting distribution of audio content to a dispersed audience via any audio mass communications medium

Radio broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both. The signal types can be either analog audio or digital audio.

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Events

The Voice of Firestone is a long-running radio and television program of classical music. The show featured leading singers in selections from opera and operetta. Originally titled The Firestone Hour, it was first broadcast on the NBC Radio network on December 3, 1928 and was later also shown on television starting in 1949. The program was last broadcast in 1963.

AM broadcasting radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation

AM broadcasting is a radio broadcasting technology, which employs amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions. It was the first method developed for making audio radio transmissions, and is still used worldwide, primarily for medium wave transmissions, but also on the longwave and shortwave radio bands.

FM broadcasting

FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology. Invented in 1933 by American engineer Edwin Armstrong, wide-band FM is used worldwide to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. FM broadcasting is capable of better sound quality than AM broadcasting, the chief competing radio broadcasting technology, so it is used for most music broadcasts. Theoretically wideband AM can offer equally good sound quality, provided the reception conditions are ideal. FM radio stations use the VHF frequencies. The term "FM band" describes the frequency band in a given country which is dedicated to FM broadcasting.

Debuts

Programs

Mrs Dale's Diary was the first significant BBC radio serial drama. It was first broadcast on 5 January 1948 on the BBC Light Programme, which became Radio 2 in 1967; it ran until 25 April 1969. A new episode was broadcast each weekday afternoon, with a repeat the following morning. A few days after the final episode, a new serial drama, Waggoners' Walk, took over the time slot.

BBC Light Programme former BBC radio station

The Light Programme was a BBC radio station which broadcast chiefly mainstream light entertainment and music from 1945 until 1967, when it was rebranded as BBC Radio 2. It opened on 29 July 1945, taking over the longwave frequency which had earlier been used – prior to the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939 – by the BBC National Programme.

CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles.

Stations

KDAC is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format, simulcasting KUKI 1400 AM Ukiah. Licensed to Fort Bragg, California, United States. The station is currently owned by Bicoastal Media Licenses, LLC.

WXAL

WXAL is an American radio station licensed to serve Demopolis, Alabama. Since August 2011, the station has been owned by Westburg Broadcasting Alabama, LLC. It airs an urban contemporary and urban oldies music format. Much of the station's programming was previously derived from ESPN Radio.

KCLD-FM contemporary hit radio station in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States

KCLD-FM is an American radio station in St. Cloud, Minnesota, airing a Top 40 music format. The station is owned by Leighton Broadcasting. It has been a Top 40 outlet since 1976.

Closings

<i>The Adventures of Bill Lance</i>

The Adventures of Bill Lance was a 30-minute radio crime drama, created by J. Donald Wilson, which aired on two networks in two runs between 1944 and 1948.

American Broadcasting Company American broadcast television network

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building.

Hop Harrigan is an American old-time radio juvenile adventure program. It was broadcast on ABC from August 31, 1942, until August 2, 1946, and on Mutual from October 2, 1946, until February 6, 1948. General Foods began sponsoring the program on October 2, 1944; it had previously been unsponsored.

Births

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

United States federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Deaths

Related Research Articles

The year 1947 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

WIMS news/talk radio station in Michigan City, Indiana, United States

WIMS is an AM Station broadcasting on 1420 kHz in Michigan City, Indiana, and serves the northwest Indiana listening area. Its format is primarily classic hits music, news, talk and sports. The station is currently owned by Gerard Media, LLC.

CBLA-FM CBC Radio One flagship station in Toronto

CBLA-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the flagship station of the CBC Radio One network, broadcasting at 99.1 FM in Toronto, Ontario. CBLA's studios are located at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, while its transmitter is located atop the First Canadian Place.

WFOY

WFOY is a radio station broadcasting a News/talk format. Licensed to St. Augustine, Florida, United States, the station is currently owned by Phillips Broadcasting. The station is repeated in St. Augustine on an FM translator, W271CJ/102.1.

WUBG (AM) classic hits radio station in Methuen, Massachusetts, United States

WUBG is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Methuen, Massachusetts, and serving the northern suburbs of Greater Boston. The station is owned by Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership, a partnership between Pat Costa and his chief investor, The Eagle-Tribune. WUBG broadcasts a classic hits format. The station is branded as "Big 105.3", referring to its FM translator station, W287CW at 105.3 MHz.

WHBC is an AM radio station in Canton, Ohio operating on 1480 kHz and featuring a mixed news/talk and sports talk format supplemented with sports play-by-play.

Apex radio stations was the name commonly given to a short-lived group of United States broadcasting stations, which were used to evaluate transmitting on frequencies that were much higher than the ones used by standard amplitude modulation (AM) and shortwave stations. Their name came from the tall height of their transmitter antennas, which were needed because coverage was primarily limited to local line-of-sight distances. These stations were assigned to what at the time were described as "ultra-high" frequencies, between roughly 25 and 44 MHz. They employed AM transmissions, although in most cases using a wider bandwidth than standard broadcast band AM stations, in order to provide high fidelity sound with less static and distortion.

WYRD, known on-air as "ESPN Upstate", is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, South Carolina, and broadcasts at 1330 kHz with power of 5 kW unlimited non-directional daytime and 3-way directional at night. The programming is simultaneously broadcast on WORD 950 AM Spartanburg, W249DL 97.7 MHz, Greenville and W246CV 97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located in Greenville.

KMUS is a Spanish-language radio station which serves the Tulsa, Oklahoma market. KMUS broadcasts on 1380 kHz under ownership of Radio Las Americas LLC. Although the station can heard through much of the Tulsa area during the daytime hours, its nighttime signal is limited to just 250 watts, offering much weaker reception.

The year 1935 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

The year 1932 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

WPEL is a religious formatted radio station playing Southern gospel music in Montrose, Pennsylvania. It is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station owned and operated by the Montrose Broadcasting Corporation, a non-profit organization founded by W. Douglas Roe.

WVLK (AM) news/talk radio station in Lexington, Kentucky, United States

WVLK is a radio station serving the Lexington, Kentucky area with a news/talk format. This station broadcasts on AM frequency 590 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media.

KYKX

KYKX is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Longview, Texas, United States, the station serves the East Texas area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio. The current studio locations of KYKX are at 4408 North US Highway 259 in Longview and 210 South Broadway Ave., Suite 100 in Tyler. Its transmitter is located north of Longview.

KTTO is an AM radio station in Spokane, Washington, serving the Spokane metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. It airs a Catholic radio format with most programming provided by the EWTN Radio Network.

WLAP is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lexington, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Central Kentucky region. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia and features programming from Fox News Radio.

KXRO

KXRO is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a news/talk radio format. Licensed to Aberdeen, Washington, the station serves the Grays Harbor section of Washington. It is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC.

WBAS Portuguese-language radio station in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States

WBAS is an AM radio station licensed to West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States, which transmits at a power of 1,000 watts on 1240 kHz. Established in 1940 as WOCB, its format consists of Portuguese language programming. WBAS also operates FM translator station W268CP on 101.5 MHz.

XEBCO-AM was a radio station in Villa de Álvarez, Colima, broadcasting on 1210 kHz. It operated from June 26, 1986 to April 30, 2007.

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