On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced the unconditional surrender of Japan to reporters gathered at the White House. As the news of Japan’s surrender in World War II spread around the world via radio and other mediums, crowds of thousands formed in cities across the country to celebrate. This day is commemorated as Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day, on September 2 in the U.S.
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!