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November 2, 1920

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On this day in 1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh became the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. They were not the first station on the air, but they were [...]

September 30, 1967

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Today in 1967, the U.K.’s first national pop radio station, Radio BBC Radio 1, was launched. The new station was intended to take over from the various pirate radio [...]

March 7, 1962

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On this day in 1962, The Beatles appeared on the BBC for the first time. The group was recording for the radio show Here We Go, which also marked the band’s first full [...]

September 28, 1974

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On this day in 1974, John Lennon was an in-studio guest on WNEW-FM. Lennon was finishing his latest album Walls and Bridges. What began as a discussion about the new album [...]

January 23, 1991

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On this day in 1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played the Led Zeppelin song ‘Stairway To Heaven’ for 24 solid hours [...]
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