Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The first stations in each state

I didn't do the research on this, but I did check their list twice. And rearranged it into chronological order. It's a list of the first licensed radio stationin each 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/

Pennsylvania KDKA Pittsburgh Oct 27 1920
California KQL Los Angeles Oct 13 1921
Connecticut WCJ New Haven Sep 29 1921
Florida WQAM Miami Feb 1921
Illinois WDZ Tuscola Mar 17 1921
Indiana WGAZ South Bend Sep 25 1921
Mass. WBZ Springfield Sep 15 1921
Michigan WWJ Detroit Oct 13 1921
Missouri WEW St. Louis Apr 26 1921
Nebraska WOU Omaha Dec 29 1921
New Jersey WJZ Newark Jun 1 1921
New York WJX New York Oct 13 1921
Ohio WLW Cincinnati Mar 3 1921
Oklahoma WKY Oklahoma City Apr 21 1921
Texas WRR Dallas Feb 1921
Washington KFC Seattle Dec 8 1921
Alabama WGH Montgomery Feb 3 1922
Arizona KFAD Phoenix Jun 21 1922
Arkansas WOK Pine Bluff Feb 10 1922
Colorado KLZ Denver Mar 10 1922
Delaware WHAV Wilmington Jul 30 1922
Georgia WSB Atlanta Mar 15 1922
Hawaii KGU Honolulu May 1922
Idaho KFXD Logan Utah 1922
Iowa WOC Davenport Feb 18 1922
Kansas WEY Wichita Mar 23 1922
Kentucky WHAS Louisville Jul 18 1922
Louisiana WWL New Orleans Mar 31 1922
Maryland WKC Baltimore Mar 23 1922
Minnesota WLB Minneapolis Jan 13 1922
Montana KFBB Great Falls Jul 11 1922
New Hampshire WKAV Laconia Aug 1922
New Mexico KOB Albuquerque May 1922
North Carolina WBT Charlotte Apr 10 1922
North Dakota WDAY Fargo May 23 1922
Oregon KGG Portland Mar 15 1922
Rhode Island WEAN Providence Jun 5 1922
South Dakota WCAT Rapid City May 9 1922
Tennessee WKN Memphis Mar 23 1922
Utah KZN Salt lake City Apr 21 1922
Vermont WCAX Burlington June 1922
West Virginia WHD Morgantown Mar 16 1922
Wisconsin WHA Madison Jan 13 1922
Virginia WTAR Norfolk Sep 21 1923
Alaska KFQD Anchorage Apr 1924
Maine WCSH Portland Jul 24 1925
Mississippi WDBT Hattiesburg May 1 1925
Nevada KOH Reno Oct 25 1928
South Carolaina WSPA Spartanburg Nov 1929
Wyoming KDFN Casper Jan 2 1930