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1931 in radio

List of years in radio (table)
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The year 1931 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.




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  • 23 April – Inauguration of the Swiss national medium-wave transmitter at Sottens by the French-language Société Romande de Radiophonie (SRR) and Radio-Genève.
  • 30 April – In France the Poste Colonial (also known as "Radio Coloniale") begins broadcasting to the French colonies from a shortwave transmitter at Pontoise.
  • 1 May – The Los Angeles Police Department's KGPL begins broadcasting.
  • 11 May – The Pittsburgh Police begin broadcasting with "radio patrol cars" and the region's first emergency band.
  • 24 May – Polskie Radio begins transmitting its national programme from a new long-wave station at Raszyn, outside Warsaw. It is the most powerful transmitter in Europe at the time.
  • 24-30 July- Jehovah's Witnesses make the most extensive radio chain broadcast ever to air up to 1931. The broadcast was a portion of a convention held in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The convention was broadcast via more than 450 radio stations in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
  • 18 October - NBC replaces its NBC-Pacific nine-station network with two five-station networks, known informally as the Orange and Gold networks. Orange comprises KGO, Oakland; KFI, Los Angeles; KGW, Portland, KOMO, Seattle, and KHQ, Spokane. Gold comprises KPO, San Francisco; KECA, Los Angeles; KEX, Portland; KRJ, Seattle; and KGA, Spokane.
  • 10 October - William Randolph Hearst buys WGBS, which was later named WINS after Hearst's International News Service.
  • 1 November - NBC acquires half-interest in WMAQ, Chicago, Illinois, from the Chicago Daily News.
  • (undated) November - KGKF, Little Rock, Arkansas, changes call letters to KARK.
  • 30 October - The Federal Communications Commission ordered WJAZ and WCHI, both in the Chicago, Illinois, area, off the air in order to allow full-time operation for WCKY, Covington, Kentucky.
  • 18 December - The Federal Communications Commission ordered WOQ, Kansas City, Missouri, and WMAK, Buffalo, New York, off the air -- WOQ "to make way for KFH, Wichita, Kansas" and WMAK "because of an unsatisfactory showing of public interest" as reported in Broadcasting.
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