Sports Broadcasting Test #1

Notes from Book

Gibson gave the first play-by-play of a prizefight

April 11, 1921

First broadcast over radio

July 2, 1921

to 300,000 people on 2 stations (WJZ , WJY) by J Andrew White through telephone to JO Smith who repeated it through the radio stations

Tennis- second sport on radio

August 1921

Baseball- Harold Arlin

September 1921

after tennis!

College Football- Flitcraft

1922

1922 World Series- Rice

1922

McNamee- Wilson vs. Grebb (pbp)

1923

McNamee 1923 World Series (CC)

1923

Turning Point of Broadcasting- 1925 World Series

1925

Totten covered the Chicago Cubs on WMAQ

1925

Ryan- Covered Cubs and White Sox on WGN

1925

Became Chicago's best known

Landmark Year

1927

Coast to coast coverage of the Rose Bowl by McNamee, Dempesy vs. Tunney- The Long FIght by McNamee

Re-creations- Fake live covereage

1930

Payment of Rights Fee began

1934

Notes from Class

Crew- Oxford and Cambridge

1869

over 1 million people gathered to watch. Media coverage was big. Newspapers covered it

Sports coverage over newspapers in the 1800s

1870

rowing, college football, baseball, boxing, sailing

Football- Harvard and Yale

1879

College football game on Thanksgiving. known as "THE" game. 25,000 people attended. Walter Camp

First radio broadcast on KDKA in Pittsburg

April 1921

KDKA- first commercial radio channel

Dempsey vs. Carpentier on WJZ and WJY in New York

July 2, 1921

"Golden Age of Radio"- 1930s

1930

Bill Stern- 1930s broadcaster

1930

TV came into play

1939