The year 1982 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.

List of years in radio (table)
In television
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985

EventsEdit

DebutsEdit

  • Ruth Bennett, mother of KMEL morning host Alex Bennett, begins as host of weekly Kamel Album Countdown on the station, allegedly becoming the world's oldest album-oriented rock disc jockey. A few months later, her son leaves the station.

DeathsEdit

  • January 5 — Hans Conried, 66, American actor[2]
  • March 25 - Goodman Ace, 83, American humorist, radio writer and comedian, television writer, and magazine columnist.
  • May 2 — Hugh Marlowe, 71, American film, television, stage and radio actor
  • July 27 — Dan Seymour, 68, American announcer in radio and television[3]
  • November 16 — Arthur Askey, 82, English comedian
  • December 10 — Freeman Gosden, 83, American actor and comedian

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Battistini, Pete. American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1980s). AuthorHouse, 2010. p. 133.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Castronova, Frank V., ed. (1998). Almanac of Famous People. Detroit: Gale. p. 1525. ISBN 0-7876-0045-8.