Today In Radio History 


August 29th

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On this day in 1831, Michael Faraday recorded in his notebook his discovery of electromagnetic induction and demonstrates the first electric transformer. Faraday discovered that changing the intensity of a magnetic field produces an electric current in a wire.

On this day in 1893, U.S. patent No. 504,038 was issued to Whitcomb L. Judson for a "Zipper Clasp Locker or Unlocker for Shoes."

On this day in 1922, Calgary radio station CFAC, the pride of the Calgary Daily Herald, had its official opening at 7:45 p.m. with a concert by the Salvation Army Band.  It was the first private radio station between Winnipeg & Vancouver.  

On this day in 1929, For the first time in history, a news bulletin is broadcasts by the BBC from all of its regional stations. 

On this day in 1940, CBS first demonstrates its field-sequential color television system to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It will demonstrate the system for the press on September 4 and for the general public on January 12, 1950. 

On this day in 1953, KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, California (CBS) begins broadcasting.

On this day in 1958, On this day in 1958 - Alan Freed's "Big Beat Show" opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. Alan Freed is the Cleveland DJ who coined the term "Rock and Roll".

On this day in 1962, Calgary got its first FM station CHFM-FM, at 95.9 MHz It is currently branded as Lite 96.  

On this day in 1965, Astronaut Gordon Cooper in orbit one hundred miles above the Earth aboard Gemini 5 holds a conversation with aquanaut M. Scott Carpenter aboard the U.S. Naval underwater habitat Sealab II, which is 205 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It is was first time an astronaut in space has spoken with an aquanaut. The event is by and large a publicity stunt, but its primary goal is to test the capabilities of the Sealab’s electronics lab.

On this day in 1969, The first Interface Message Processor (IMP) is sent to UCLA from BBN. The next day, it will be received by Leonard Kleinrock and his group, who will be responsible for setting it up on October 1st, transmitting the first electronic message between two computers on October 2nd, and transmitting the first long-distance host-to-host communication on October 29th. 

On this day in 1969, KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting.

On this day in 1979, Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network.

On this day in 1986, The former "American Bandstand" studio, at the original home of WFIL-TV located at 4548 Market Street in Philadelphia, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  


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