1974 in radio

1974 in radio

The year 1974 in radio involved some significant events.__TOC__

Events

Debuts

*January 6 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1974-1982) debuts and is broadcast on 218 stations.
* February 19 - BRMB (now 96.4 BRMB) begins broadcasting to the Birmingham area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]
* April 2 - Piccadilly Radio (now Key 103 on FM and Piccadilly Magic 1152 (was Piccadilly Gold and Piccadilly 1152 on MW) begins broadcasting to the Manchester area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]
* April 3 - As tornadoes ravage much of the United States and Canada in what becomes known as the Super Outbreak, WHAS-AM Louisville, Kentucky air-traffic reporter Dick Gilbert takes to the skies to track a twister as it rakes across the Louisville metro area. He, and the station, receive a Presidential commendation for their storm coverage.
* July 15 - Metro Radio begins broadcasting to the Newcastle upon Tyne area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]
* September 30 - Swansea Sound (now The Wave on FM), the first Independent Local Radio station in Wales, begins broadcasting to the Swansea area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]
* October 1 - Radio Hallam (now Hallam FM) begins broadcasting to the Sheffield area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]
* October 21 - Radio City (later City FM, now Radio City 96.7) begins broadcasting to the Liverpool area [ [http://www.transdiffusion.org/rmc/reference/ilrdates.php Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors)] ; accessed 28 April 2008]

Closings

Births

* February 13 - Jeff Duran, comedian, radio personality, television personality and actor.

Deaths

* Jack Benny, American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor.

References



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