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Local Broadcast Stations Provide Forums for Conversations on Race Relations

Local Broadcast Stations Provide Forums for Conversations on Race Relations

Local radio and television broadcasters are playing an important role in helping to support discussions on race in their communities. From hosting virtual town halls to airing special reports featuring in-depth conversations, broadcasters nationwide are keeping their communities informed about issues of race relations.

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In 2020, radio is turning 100 years old! To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re highlighting the enduring value of radio.

From protecting the foundations of our democratic ideals and delivering lifesaving information during emergencies, to playing the music, entertainment and sports that make us feel connected to our communities, listeners have always counted on radio to be there for them.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!

Top 100 Moments in Radio

November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.

Moment #83: August 5, 1921
Moment 83: First Broadcast of a Professional Baseball Game

Moment #84: 1907
Lee De Forest Is First to Transmit Music Over Airwaves

Moment #85: May 6, 1937
The Hindenburg Explodes

Moment #86: October 25, 1993
FCC Adopts Single Standard for AM Stereo Broadcasting

Moment #87: June 27, 1945
FCC Alllocates 88-108 MHz for FM Broadcasting

Moment #88: April 1, 1951
ABC Radio Network Debuts Paul Harvey News and Comment

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Help us celebrate Radio's rich history and bright future by utilizing the resources available in our #Radio100 station toolkit. Download a 30-second video for social media, social tiles, web banners and live reads and join the party!

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Broadcasting By the Numbers


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Million Jobs Generated


Trillion in Economic Activity