Saturday, April 14, 2007

The first stations in each state

I didn't do the research on this, but I did check their list twice. I also re-sorted it into chronological order. This is a list of the first licensed radio stations in each U.S. state. Well all know KDKA, and WQAM, and WBZ but the rest are surprises. Also surprising is how long some states took to get it together. It's very interesting, and the rest of the National Radio Club website is also well worth the browsing. http://www.nrcdxas.org/

I've tried to space it out to be more readable in Blogger but I've been thwarted by it's "smart corrections" at each attempt. I recommend you click the header to see their work in it's original and more readable glory.
  1. KDKA Pittsburgh, PA Oct 27, 1920
  2. KQL Los Angeles, CA Oct 13, 1921
  3. WCJ New Haven, CT Sep 29, 1921
  4. WQAM Miami, FL Feb 1921
  5. WDZ Tuscola, IL Mar 17, 1921
  6. WGAZ South Bend, IN Sep 25, 1921
  7. WBZ Springfield, MO Sep 15, 1921
  8. WWJ Detroit, MI Oct 13, 1921 
  9. WEW St. Louis, MO Apr 26, 1921
  10. WOU Omaha, NE Dec 29, 1921
  11. WJZ Newark, NJ Jun 1, 1921
  12. WJX New York, NY Oct 13, 1921
  13. WLW Cincinnati, OH Mar 3, 1921
  14. WKY Oklahoma, OK City Apr 21, 1921
  15. WRR Dallas, TX Feb, 1921
  16. KFC Seattle, WA Dec 8 1921
  17. KFXZ Logan, UT 1922, (moved to ID)
  18. WGH Montgomery, AL Feb 3, 1922
  19. KFAD Phoenix, AZ Jun 21, 1922
  20. WOK Pine Bluff, AR Feb 10, 1922
  21. KLZ Denver, CO Mar 10, 1922
  22. WHAV Wilmington, DE Jul 30, 1922
  23. WSB Atlanta, GA Mar 15, 1922
  24. KGU Honolulu, HI May, 1922
  25. KFXD Logan, UT 1922
  26. WOC Davenport, IA Feb 18, 1922 
  27. WEY Wichita, KS Mar 23, 1922
  28. WHAS Louisville, KY Jul 18, 1922
  29. WWL New Orleans, LA Mar 31, 1922
  30. WKC Baltimore, MD Mar 23, 1922
  31. WLB Minneapolis, MN Jan 13, 1922
  32. KFBB Great Falls, MT Jul 11, 1922
  33. WKAV Laconia, NH Aug, 1922
  34. KOB Albuquerque, NM May, 1922
  35. WBT Charlotte, NC Apr 10, 1922
  36. WDAY Fargo, ND May 23, 1922
  37. KGG Portland, OR Mar 15, 1922
  38. WEAN Providence, RI Jun 5, 1922
  39. WCAT Rapid City, SD May 9, 1922
  40. WKN Memphis, TN Mar 23, 1922 
  41. WCAX Burlington, VT June, 1922 
  42. WHD Morgantown, WV Mar 16, 1922 
  43. WHA Madison, WI Jan 13, 1922
  44. WTAR Norfolk, VA Sep 21, 1923
  45. KFQD Anchorage, AK Apr, 1924 
  46. WCSH Portland, OR Jul 24, 1925
  47. WDBT Hattiesburg, MS May 1, 1925
  48. KOH Reno, NV Oct 25, 1928
  49. WSPA Spartanburg, SC Nov, 1929
  50. KDFN Casper, WY Jan 2, 1930