The Scopes Monkey Trial, formerly known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, was the first ever live broadcast of a trial in U.S. history. WGN Chicago placed microphones throughout the courtroom, and reporter Quinn Ryan guided listeners through what was happening at the “trial of the century.”
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!