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OH! DEMPSEY COMES ON WITH A RIGHT – HE’S GOT TUNNEY AGAINST THE ROPES THERE’S ANOTHER RIGHT LANDING ON THE CHAMPION’S JAW …
TUNNEY IS DOWN! TUNNEY IS DOWN! 1921
Sports came to radio.
The first ones were
Boxing matches. The baseball World Series was broadcast for the first time in 1921. 1927 – Federal Radio Act
1927 – Federal Radio Act
Created the Federal Radio Commission.
Which brought order to what had become broadcasting chaos.
The FRC licensed stations to operate in the
“public interest, convenience and necessity”. Soon Radio Became A Part Soon Radio Became A Part of Many American’s Daily Lives Radio
The new medium thrived financially.
Individual stations joined networks …
Which produced popular programs …
Which made money through paid advertisements called commercials. Radio
Radios brought the world into people’s homes...
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- Edward R. Murrow, 1990, March 4, June 22