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The year 1933 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

List of years in radio (table)
In television



  • 14 January – In Spain, radio station EAJ-24 Radio Córdoba begins transmission, its first broadcast coming from the Conservatorio Superior de Música in the city.
  • 24 February – In New Zealand, station 2YC Wellington is opened.[1]
  • 12 March – Fireside chat: On the Bank Crisis (the first fireside chat).
  • 7 May – Fireside chat: Outlining the New Deal Program.
  • 31 May – As the first step towards removing advertising from public radio, the French government introduces a broadcast receiving licence fee payable by owners of radio sets (15 francs per crystal set, 50 francs per valve radio).[2]
  • 24 July – Fireside chat: On the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program.
  • 18 August – In Germany, the Volksempfänger ("people's receiver"), a readily affordable radio set designed to be capable, as far as possible, of picking up only the transmissions of government-controlled stations, is presented at the 10th International Radio Show, Berlin.
  • 22 October – Fireside chat: On the Currency Situation.





  1. ^ An Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
  2. ^ 100 ans de radio (in French)
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  5. ^ Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 494.
  6. ^ "'Our Miss Brooks' Actress Seems Headed For Stage Stardom". The Times. Louisiana, Shreveport. 1 May 1949. p. A-17. Retrieved 2 February 2018 – via