1974 in radio
The year 1974 in radio involved some significant events.
- January 6 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1974–1982) debuts and is broadcast on 218 stations.
- February 19 - BRMB (now 96.4 BRMB) begins broadcasting to the Birmingham area
- April 2 - Piccadilly Radio (now Key 103 on FM and Piccadilly Magic 1152 (was Piccadilly Gold and Piccadilly 1152 on MW) begins broadcasting to the Manchester area
- April 3 - As tornadoes ravage much of the United States and Canada in what becomes known as the 1974 Super Outbreak, WHAS-AM Louisville, Kentucky air-traffic reporter Dick Gilbert takes to the skies to track a twister as it rakes across the Louisville metro area. He, and the station, receive a Presidential commendation for their storm coverage.
- July 15 - Metro Radio begins broadcasting to the Newcastle upon Tyne area
- September 30 - Swansea Sound (now The Wave on FM), the first Independent Local Radio station in Wales, begins broadcasting to the Swansea area
- October 1 - Radio Hallam (now Hallam FM) begins broadcasting to the Sheffield area
- October 21 - Radio City (later City FM, now Radio City 96.7) begins broadcasting to the Liverpool area
- February 6 - Aljo Bendijo, Filipino journalist and broadcaster
- February 22 - Chris Moyles British radio presenter (BBC Radio 1 etc)
- March 28 - Scott Mills, British radio DJ
- May 3 - Peter Everitt, Australian rules footballer, later radio host
- June 13 - Katharina Bellowitsch, Austrian broadcast presenter
- June 21 - Natasha Desborough, British radio presenter
- July 14 - David Mitchell, English comic actor
- December 13 - Sara Cox, British broadcast presenter
- January 12 - Helen Claire, American actress on stage and radio, primarily in soap operas (born 1911)
- May 4 - Ludwig Koch, German-born British natural sound recordist (born 1881)
- July 14 - Elizabeth Reller, American actress on stage and radio (born 1913)
- July 28 - Truman Bradley, American radio actor (born 1905)
- December 26 - Jack Benny, American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television and film actor (born 1894)
- 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.
- Radiomusications: Radio Reference: Independent Local Radio Stations (TBS Editors) Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine; accessed 28 April 2008
- DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 54.
- "Mrs. F.B. Warrick Dies; Once Radio, Stage Actress". Palladium-Item. Indiana, Richmond. July 16, 1974. p. 7. Retrieved 8 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
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