Radio played a leading role in alerting the nation about the “Crime of the Century” kidnapping of the baby boy of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. A detailed description of the 20-month-old baby was aired to assist in recovery efforts and radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the six week trial. Charles and Anne Lindbergh listened to the verdict on the radio.
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!