1945 in radio

1945 in radio

The year 1945 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.__TOC__

Events

*25 February – The CBC's International Service (to be renamed Radio Canada International in 1970) begins regular broadcasts in English and French from Canada.
*March 15 – The Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio in their entirety for the first time. They are broadcast on ABC and the Armed Forces Radio.

Debuts

*January 15 – "House Party" (1945-1967) debuts on CBS.
*January 29Lionel Barrymore becomes the host of "Lux Radio Theater", replacing Cecil B. DeMille.
*March 3Superman encounters Batman and Robin for the first time. This occurs on the Mutual Network.
*March 9 – "Those Websters" debuts on CBS.
*April 30 - Arthur Godfrey Time debuts on CBS, a morning time slot every weekday. The show ended on April 30, 1972.

Closings

*March 30 – "The Dreft Star Playhouse" ends its two year run on NBC.

Births

*January 2Baxter Black, American cowboy, poet, philosopher, former large-animal veterinarian, and radio commentator
*March 8Mickey Dolenz, American actor, musician, television and theatre director and radio personality. Best known as drummer/vocalist in the 1960s made-for-television band, The Monkees.
*May 2Gene Deckerhoff, radio play-by-play announcer of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*April 6Neal Boortz, talk radio host and commentator.
*June 17Art Bell, American broadcaster, talk show host and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program "Coast to Coast AM"
*September 24Lou Dobbs, CNN anchor and managing editor for "Lou Dobbs Tonight", host of "Lou Dobbs Minute" on radio.
*December 13Herman Cain, conservative newspaper columnist, African-American businessman, politician, radio talk-show host and former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

Deaths


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