1962 in radio

The year 1962 in radio involved some significant events.

List of years in radio (table)
In television
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

EventsEdit

No datesEdit

  • In Sweden, Sveriges Radio begins trial broadcasts in preparation for the establishment of a third national channel – P3 – as an alternative to commercial pirate radio.
  • KRZY in Dallas, Texas, becomes KPCN and flips to a country music format.

DebutsEdit

  • October 13 – Svensktoppen, a weekly record chart, is launched by Sveriges Radio.
  • Bud Ballou begins his radio career as disc jockey at WOLF.

ClosingsEdit

BirthsEdit

  • September 20 – Jim Al-Khalili, Iraqi-born British science broadcaster
  • October 12 – Chris Botti, American jazz trumpeter, composer and radio host
  • October 28 – Dan "Elvis" Lay, American radio personality, co-host of The Dog House
  • November 6 – Frank DeCaro, American writer, performer and SIRIUS OutQ radio show host
  • November 22 – Steve DeOssie, American sportscaster, former NFL player
  • December 12 – Mike Golic, American football player and radio host

DeathsEdit

  • February 17 – Joseph Kearns, 55, American radio and television actor
  • October 2 – Frank Lovejoy, 50, American radio and television actor
  • December 7 – Kirsten Flagstad, 67, Norwegian soprano whose nationwide personal appeals to radio listeners during Saturday matinee intermissions raised money for the Metropolitan Opera.[4]
  • December 31 – Bella Alten, 85, Polish-born operatic soprano who gave concerts and radio broadcasts until 1936

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1962 concession
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1963 page B-100
  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. ^ Vogt, Howard: Flagstad: Singer of the Century (Specker and Warburg, London, 1987)