The year 1953 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.

List of years in radio (table)
In television

Events edit

  • 1 January – In Ireland Erskine Childers, the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, appoints a new executive council, Comhairle Radio Éireann, to take over day-to-day responsibility for the state broadcasting service.
  • 15 January – Harry Truman becomes the first President of the United States to broadcast his farewell address on radio and television.
  • 19 March – For the first time the Academy Awards ceremony (broadcast annually on radio since 1930) is also carried on television.
  • 3 May – German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle begins regular transmissions.
  • 19 October – American CBS presenter Arthur Godfrey dismisses singer Julius La Rosa live on air on the radio-only segment of Godfrey's morning show.[1]

Debuts edit

Closings edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

  • 9 November – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and radio broadcaster (b. 1914).

References edit

  1. ^ Ahlfors, Elizabeth. "Julie's Story". Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d 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. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  4. ^ "In Review: To Be Perfectly Frank" (PDF). Broadcasting. 23 November 1953. p. 15. Retrieved 27 August 2018.