History of American Broadcasting

WHAT’S NEW: On the page Requested Calls of the 1920s I was able to resolve one of the remaining unknowns, as Donna Halper found that WAGM in Royal Oak, Michigan, was named for Alexander G. Miller, father of station owner Robert Miller. (Thanks Royal Oak Public Library and Royal Oak Daily Tribune.) A wonderful article by Jim Hilliker, KGFJ Los Angeles - The Original 24-Hour Radio Station, was added on Jan. 29.

AM broadcasting history

FM broadcasting history

TV broadcasting history


  • A page of broadcasting history links

This site is maintained by Jeff Miller. I also maintain these sites: History of Broadcasting in West Virginia, Some History of Tampa-St. Petersburg Radio, and a page about WDBS, the old campus radio station at Duke University.