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Radio Data Standard Released for Use in the U.S.(January 8, 1993)
January 8, 1993

Moment 28: Radio Data Standard Released for Use in the U.S.

The U.S. National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) releases the Radio Broadcast Data Standard (RBDS, later shortened to RDS) for stations to transmit messages to display screens on radios, including time, station identification and program information.

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.

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!

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