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#Radio100 Moment 82: WEAF New York Accepts First Radio Ad (1923)

Moment 82: WEAF New York Accepts First Radio Ad

In 1922, AT&T's WEAF New York aired the first radio advertisment, a 10-minute broadcast for Hawthorne Court Apartments in New York City. The practice, known then as "toll broadcasting," capitalized on radio's unique ability to sell time in front of a large and local audience.

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