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This Week in Radio History: 8/25 – 8/31

August 26 On this day in 1873 Lee De Forest was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the inventor of the Audion vacuum (radio) tube. More on the Founding Fathers of Radio…

August 28 On this day in 1922, WEAF in New York City aired the first radio commercial. It was for a Queensboro Realty and cost $100 dollars for 10 minutes.

August 29 On this day in 1958 – Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. Alan Freed is the Cleveland DJ who coined the term “Rock and Roll”. More about Alan Freed…

August 31 On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama bringing catastrophic devastation. The only New Orleans radio station to stay on the air with only temporary interruption was WWL-AM. More about Katrina and WWL-AM…

Source: About.com
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