TV/Radio

Television

First TV Broadcast

1939

World's Fair- FDR's speech is broadcast

First sport televised

May 17, 1939

College baseball, Columbia vs. Princeton

NBC televised the Dodgers game

August 26, 1939

Red Barber does the play-by-play

Post-war technicians try to make TV better

1944

$571 million spend on radio adv, and $58 million spent on TV adv

1949

First time advertising revenue on TV exceeds radio

1954

$545 million spent on radio adv, and $1 billion spent on TV adv

1955

AMPEX invents first video tape machine

1956

Colts vs. Giants play for NFL championship

1958

known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played". Televised. The Colts win late. Kick starts the NFL

TV/Radio

Mutual Radio plays game of the week

1920 - 1960

Radio

Golden Age of Radio

1930 - 1939

Dark Age of Radio

1950 - 1959

Transistor was created to make radio portable (late 1950s)

1955

Talk Radio is developed (1960s)

1960

Stations jump from AM to FM and play mainly music (1970s)

1970