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The year 1978 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting.

List of years in radio (table)
In music
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
In television
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
In home video
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981

Contents

EventsEdit

No datesEdit

  • Likely fall – WEMO (101.3 FM) of East Moline, Illinois switches its adult contemporary/MOR format to country music, and changes its call letters to WZZC. The new station, an ancestor to WLLR, stabilizes an FM country music format, which – except for a brief run in 1977-1978 on WHTT-FM (96.9 FM) – had been absent from the Quad Cities market for more than five years.
  • Bill Ballance leaves KGBS for KFMB in San Diego, where he is to remain for fifteen years.

DebutsEdit

  • 8 March – The first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the radio series later to be turned into a book, a television programme, a game, and a film - is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
  • 3 July – The radio play Pearl by John Arden is first performed.
  • 24 December – In Sweden, pirate radio station Radio FM in Stockholm goes on air.

ClosingsEdit

  • 29 January - Adventure Theater (a children's program, not to be confused with Adventure Theater, a 1956 anthology series on NBC) ends its run on network radio.[1]
  • 31 December – In Sweden, Frukostklubben ends.

BirthsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.