1950 In Radio
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1950 in Radio

The year 1950 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

Events

Debuts

Closings

Births

  • 14 March - Rick Dees, radio and television personality.
  • 12 May - Jenni Murray, English journalist, presenter of Woman's Hour
  • 24 September - Alan Colmes, American radio and television talk show host.

Deaths

  • 13 January - Thomas S. "Tommy" Lee, son of pioneering broadcaster Don Lee, of a suicide. His death triggers the sale of the Don Lee Network (a station group including KFRC AM/FM in San Francisco and KHJ AM/FM in Los Angeles) to General Tire, forerunner of RKO General.
  • 26 July - Austin E. Lathrop, owner of Midnight Sun Broadcasting (KFAR, KENI), rail car collision.
  • 2 September - Frank Graham, announcer for many programs and the star (following Jack Webb) of Jeff Regan, Investigator.[6]

References

  1. ^ Springbok Radio official website
  2. ^ a b c d e Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8. P. 6.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  4. ^ "Meet Frank Sinatra". OTRRpedia. Old Time Radio Researchers Group. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Deaths, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.
  6. ^ "Frank Graham" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 11, 1950. Retrieved 2014. [dead link]

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