1980 in radio

1980 in radio involved some significant events.

List of years in radio (table)
In music
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
In television
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983

EventsEdit

DebutsEdit

  • Alex Bennett returns to his native San Francisco to host a comedy-oriented morning show for album-oriented rock station KMEL. The show will last for the next 17 years on three different area radio stations.

ClosingsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • 7 January – Irene Beasley, American singer and master of ceremonies best known for her work on old-time radio (born 1904).[2]
  • 29 January – Jimmy Durante, American singer, pianist, comedian and actor (born 1893).[3]
  • 1 February – Jack Bailey, American actor and daytime game show host (born 1907).[3]
  • 4 February – Art Ballinger, American actor, announcer and commercial spokesman (born 1898).[3]
  • 11 April – Florence Lake, American actress (born 1904).
  • 24 July – Peter Sellers, English actor, comedian and radio personality (born 1925).
  • 22 August – Norman Shelley, English radio actor (born 1903).
  • 20 October – Isobel Barnett, British broadcasting personality (born 1918; suicide).
  • 8 December – Charles Parker, English documentary producer (born 1919).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 603. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 27 September 2019. The Sears Radio Theater, dramatic anthology.
  2. ^ "Irene Beasley Papers: Historical Note". University of Maryland Libraries. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c 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.