On November 7, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act. This act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) – an organization whose purpose was to create standards and further the development of public media. In 1970, CPB established National Public Radio – NPR – to create and provide programming to educational and noncommercial radio stations.
American Archive: Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
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!