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RADIO Timelines Events, Programs: Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Western 

EVENT
1st yr
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PROGRAMs Comedies
1st yr
Italy Marconi's first transmissions
1895
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1900
"Radio" named
1897
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Mel Blank
27
England to France
1899
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Amos & Andy
28
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1900
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Jack Benny
32
Transatlantic transmission
01
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Fibber McGee and Molly
35
War News
03
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Burns and Allen
36
Maritime Network
04
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Red Skelton
37
Human Voice Transmission
06
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Breakfast Club
41
Metropolitan Opera
10
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Abbott & Costello
42
1st college station
20
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Fanny Brice
44
1st news program
20
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Our Miss Brooks
48
RCA founded
21
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Bob Hope
49
Daily Broadcasting USA
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WEAF New York advertizing funded
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PROGRAMs Dramas
1900
BBC founded
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Brighter Day
34
NBC founded
26
 
War of the Worlds
38
CBS founded
27
 
Dark Venture
37
Shanghai 1st China station
.
 
War of the Worlds
38
European stations
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Theater Guild on the air
45
USA Radio Act = Free Speech
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Studio One
47
BBC educational broadcasts
30
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US Presidential election coverage
32
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PROGRAMs Mysteries
1900
German Propaganda Ministery
33
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The Shadow
32
US Federal Communications Commission
34
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Dick Tracy
34
WLW 500KW Super-power Station
34
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Bulldogg Drummond
41
International Code of Good Conduct
35
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Inner Sanctum
41
BBC live event remote coverage
36
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the Whistler
42
US Public Interest Radio Code
37
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Richard Diamond
49
US standard VU meter volume
39
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PROGRAMs Adventure
1900
Germany 26 Foreigh Language Broadcasts
39
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Tarzan
32
Germany outlaws listening to foreign stations
39
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Jack Armstrong, all-Americanboy
33
The Voice of America
42
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Doc Savage
34
The American (Armed) Forces Network
43
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Jungle Jim
35
ABC founded
43
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Flash Gordon
35
Japan Emperor's Surrender broadcast
45
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Green Hornet
36
transistor radio
60
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Terry & the Pirates
37
FM Band
62
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Captain Midnight
38
National Public radio NPR
71
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Mandrake the Magician
40
digital radio
95
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PROGRAMs Variety Music
1900
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Grand Ole Opry
25
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Bing Crosby
34
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Benny Goodman
37
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Artie Shaw
38
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Bell Telephone Hour
40
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Spike Jones
47
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PROGRAMs Westerns
1900
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Death Valley Days
30
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The Lone Ranger
33
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Tom Mix
33
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The Cisco Kid
42
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Red Rider
42
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Gunsmoke
52
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EVENT
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PROGRAMs
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