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            List of years in radio       (table)
 1914 .  1915 .  1916 .  1917  . 1918  . 1919  . 1920 
1921 1922 1923 -1924- 1925 1926 1927
 1928 .  1929 .  1930 .  1931  . 1932  . 1933  . 1934 
    In television: 1921 1922 1923 -1924- 1925 1926 1927     
      In music: 1921 1922 1923 -1924- 1925 1926 1927     
          In film: 1921 1922 1923 -1924- 1925 1926 1927     
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The year 1924 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

Contents

Events

  • February 8 – John Joseph Carty, vice-president at American Telephone & Telegraph Company, speaks on the first nationwide radio hookup in the United States. He is heard by an estimated fifty million people.
  • February 12 – Calvin Coolidge makes the first presidential political speech on radio. Broadcast from New York City, it is carried by five stations. It is listened to by an estimated five million people.
  • 2 March – MIRAG, the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk Aktien-Gesellschaft (Central German Broadcasting Co. Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Leipzig in Germany.
  • 30 March – the Deutsche Stunde in Bayern GmbH (German Hour in Bavaria Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Munich in Germany.
  • 1 April – SWR, the Südwestdeutsche Rundfunkdienst A.G (South-west German Broadcasting Service Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
  • 2 May – NORAG, the Nordische Rundfunk Aktien-Gesellschaft (Northern Broadcasting Co. Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Hamburg in Germany.
  • 12 May – SÜRAG, the Süddeutsche Rundfunk Aktien-Gesellschaft (South German Broadcasting Co. Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Stuttgart in Germany.
  • 26 May – SFAG, the Schlesische Funkstunde Aktien-Gesellschaft (Silesian Radio Hour Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Breslau in Germany (now Wrocław in Poland).
  • 10 June – ORAG, the Ostmarken-Rundfunk Aktien-Gesellschaft (Eastern Marches Broadcasting Co. Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Königsberg in Germany (now Kaliningrad in Russia).
  • 2 August – the Deutsche Stunde in Bayern opens its second station, in Nuremberg.
  • 14 September – 2BE Belfast, operated by the British Broadcasting Company, opens as the first official radio station in Northern Ireland.
  • 10 October – WEFAG, the Westdeutsche Funkstunde Aktien-Gesellschaft (West German Radio Hour Ltd), begins radio transmissions from Münster in Germany.
  • 30 November – NORAG opens its second station, in Bremen.
  • 1 October – RAVAG, the Radio-Verkehrs-Aktien-Gesellschaft (Radio Communication Co. Ltd) – a collaboration between government and private industry – is given responsibility for all radio broadcasting in Austria.

Debuts

  • February 12 – The Eveready Hour debuts on WEAF. It is considered the first commercially-sponsored variety program in the history of broadcasting.
  • September 16 – WOOD (AM) begins transmitting.
  • September 20 – WAHG (now WCBS) begins transmitting.
  • October 13 – 774 ABC Melbourne begins transmitting.
  • 20 December – First edition, on Norwegian radio station Kringkastingsselskapet, of the children's program Lørdagsbarnetimen ("Saturday children's hour") – still on the air today on NRK radio, making it the world's longest-running radio show.
  • Unknown Date - WGBS (now WINS) begins transmitting.

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