8 February – Congressional investigations begin into payola in the radio and record industries.
29 February – The radio program At Your Service debuted on St. Louis radio station KMOX. The program is believed to be first locally produced radio talk show, that helped launch the talk radio format in the US. 
(date unknown) – KFMA (1580 AM) of Davenport, Iowa switches its call letters to KWNT. By now, the format is full-time country music and the station is the only one in the Quad-Cities market to devote itself exclusively to country.