1939 in radio

The year 1939 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

List of years in radio (table)
In television
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942

EventsEdit

DebutsEdit

ProgramsEdit

StationsEdit

  • 28 July – KVAK, Atchison, Kansas, begins broadcasting on 1420 kHz with 100 W power (daytime only).[17]
  • 25 December – The Bartons debuts on the Blue Network.[15]
  • December – WCAR, Pontiac, Michigan, begins broadcasting on 1100 kHz with 1 KW power (daytime only).[18]

EndingsEdit

  • 27 February – Alias Jimmy Valentine ends its run on network radio (Blue Network in the US).[15]
  • 7 May – Americans All, Immigrants All ends its run on network radio (CBS).[15]
  • 30 June
  • 28 July – Her Honor, Nancy James ends its run on network radio (CBS).[15]
  • 7 September – Radio Normandy signs off for the last time.
  • 8 September – Calling All Cars ends its run on network radio (CBS West Coast network).[15]

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "From Poland". The Capital Times. Madison, Wisconsin. 16 June 1939. p. 15. Retrieved 10 February 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ Nord, Philip (2012). France's New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era. Princeton University Press. p. 250. ISBN 0691156115.
  4. ^ Scales, Rebecca (24 February 2016). Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921–1939. Cambridge University Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-107-10867-7.
  5. ^ McDonough, Frank (1998). Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement, and the British Road to War. Manchester University Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7190-4832-6.
  6. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 385–386. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  7. ^ "The BBC Story – 1930s" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  8. ^ a b Wilmut, Roger (1985). Kindly Leave the Stage!: Story of Variety, 1919–1960. Methuen. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-413-48960-9.
  9. ^ Harold Oxley (1975). The Jamaican Government's Use of Radio Broadcasting in Economic Development, 1939–1970. University of Wisconsin—Madison. p. 118.
  10. ^ "Radio: Cuba Joins". Time. 19 December 1939. Archived from the original on 15 January 2005.
  11. ^ "Cox Purchase WSB, Slated for CBS" (PDF). Broadcasting. 15 December 1939. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  12. ^ "New KORN, Fremont, Neb" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1 January 1940. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  13. ^ The Eternal Vision: The Ultimate Collection of Spiritual Quotations. Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. 2002. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-85311-495-3.
  14. ^ a b Dunning, John. (1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925–1976. Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-932616-2.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 8.
  16. ^ H. Chignell (2 September 2011). Public Issue Radio: Talks, News and Current Affairs in the Twentieth Century. Springer. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-230-34645-1.
  17. ^ "New KVAK on the Air" (PDF). No. Broadcasting. 1 September 1939. p. 89. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  18. ^ "WCAR, Pontiac, Mich. Takes Air on 1100 kc" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1 January 1940. p. 22. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  19. ^ John Dunning (7 May 1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. pp. 309. ISBN 978-0-19-977078-6.
  20. ^ "Scenes as 7500 Attend Chick Webb Benefit". news.google.com. The Afro American. 17 February 1940. p. 8. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  21. ^ Gerald Nachman (23 August 2000). Raised on Radio. University of California Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-520-22303-5.
  22. ^ Christopher H. Sterling (2 December 2003). Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set. Routledge. p. 344. ISBN 978-1-135-45649-8.
  23. ^ "Charles Dalmores, Former Opera Tenor. French Singer First Appeared in New York in 1906". The New York Times. 7 December 1939. Retrieved 14 December 2013. Charles Dalmores, formerly famous as an operatic tenor in the United States and Europe, died today in the Hollywood Hospital after a stroke. ...
  24. ^ Richard W. Barber (2002). King Arthur in Music. DS Brewer. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-85991-767-4.
  25. ^ The Listener. British Broadcasting Corporation. July 1939. p. 1270.