8 January – In
Hamburg, Germany, Nordische Rundfunk AG (NORAG) moves to new purpose-built headquarters at Rothenbaumchaussee 132. 1 February – In
Belgium the Institut National de Radiodiffusion / Nationaal Instituut voor de Radio-omroep (INR/NIR) begins broadcasting. 23 April – Inauguration of the
Swiss national medium-wave transmitter at Sottens by the French-language Société Romande de Radiophonie ( SRR) and Radio-Genève. 30 April – In
France the Poste Colonial (also known as "Radio Coloniale") begins broadcasting to the French colonies from a shortwave transmitter at Pontoise. 1 May – The
Los Angeles Police Department's KGPL begins broadcasting. 11 May – The
Pittsburgh Police begin broadcasting with "radio patrol cars" and the region's first emergency band. 24 May –
Polskie Radio begins transmitting its national programme from a new long-wave station at Raszyn, outside Warsaw. With a power of 158 kW, it is the most powerful transmitter in Europe at the time.  24–30 July – Jehovah's Witnesses make the most extensive radio chain broadcast ever to air up to 1931. The broadcast is of a portion of the group's convention held in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The broadcast is carried by more than 450 radio stations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States.
18 October –
NBC replaces its NBC-Pacific nine-station network with two five-station networks, known informally as the Orange and Gold networks. Orange comprises KGO, Oakland; KFI, Los Angeles; KGW, Portland, KOMO, Seattle, and KHQ, Spokane. Gold comprises KPO, San Francisco; KECA, Los Angeles; KEX, Portland; KRJ, Seattle; and KGA, Spokane.  10 October –
William Randolph Hearst buys WGBS, which is later named WINS after Hearst's International News Service.  1 November –
NBC acquires a half-interest in WMAQ, Chicago, Illinois, from the Chicago Daily News.  (undated) November – KGKF, Little Rock, Arkansas, changes its call letters to KARK. 
4 January –
The Fred Waring Show debuts on NBC.  27 January –
, the first daytime radio serial, debuts on the Clara, Lu, and Em NBC Blue Network as a late-evening program. On 15 February 1932, the show moves to its morning time slot.  5 February –
Eddie Cantor has his debut radio broadcast on Rudy Vallee's . The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 26 April –
debuts on The Carnation Contented Hour NBC West Coast.  21 May –
debuts on The Witch's Tale WOR (AM).  1 June –
The Camel Quarter-Hour debuts on CBS.  2 September –
Bing Crosby makes his solo debut on network radio and remains on air with at least one weekly show until the fall of 1962. 11 October –
debuts on The American Album of Familiar Music NBC.  16 October –
program debuts on The Boswell Sisters CBS.  26 October –
Alice Joy, the Dream Singer debuts on NBC.  3 November –
WJMS, Ironwood, Michigan, begins broadcasting.  25 December – The
Metropolitan Opera begins broadcasting its regular Saturday afternoon performances on the NBC Blue Network. (undated) – debuts on WGN, Chicago, Illinois. Harold Teen 
22 June –
ends its run on network radio Empire Builders NBC-Blue.  30 October – The
Federal Communications Commission orders WCHI and WJAZ – two stations in the Chicago, Illinois, area – off the air in order to allow full-time operation for WCKY, Covington, Kentucky.  18 December – The Federal Communications Commission orders WOQ, Kansas City, Missouri, and WMAK, Buffalo, New York, off the air: WOQ "to make way for KFH, Wichita, Kansas" and WMAK "because of an unsatisfactory showing of public interest", as reported in Broadcasting.   References Edit
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