1965 in radio
The year 1965 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.
- 19 April: WINS (AM) in New York switches from Top 40 to all-news, with the slogan "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world."
- 19 June: After a multi-year courtroom battle which involved accusations of extortion, the FCC reversed a 1956 station ownership trade between Westinghouse Broadcasting and NBC. Westinghouse reclaimed their original Philadelphia stations, while NBC was ordered to take over their former owned-and-operated stations in Cleveland. The KYW call letters originally went from Philadelphia to Cleveland in 1956, and back to Philadelphia with the reversal, with NBC renaming the Cleveland stations WKYC AM/FM/TV.
- 18 August: Marlene Dietrich appears in "The Child" for BBC radio.
- 21 September: KYW (AM), shortly after relocating back to Philadelphia, institutes an all-news format patterned after WINS (AM).
- 11 October: The Dutch popular-music channel Hilversum 3 (now 3FM) begins broadcasting.
- 12 December: New owner Westchester Broadcasting changes the call letters of WDOK (AM) in Cleveland to WIXY, installing a Top 40 format (today known as WCCR). Their FM sister station retains the WDOK calls and beautiful music format.
- Martin De Haan, 74. American Bible teacher, pastor, author. physician and the founder of Radio Bible Class.
- January 20, Alan Freed, 47, an American disc jockey.
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