July 21, 1921 WHN New York City NY

A significant event in the history of radio broadcasting took place on July 21, 1921, when RCA aired the Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier heavyweight prize fight live from Jersey City, New Jersey. It was estimated that 300,000 persons listened, including groups gathered around loudspeakers, as the number of radios owned by the public was limited. MORE

The New York City area frequency '1050' has a long history, beginning as WHN radio. It had a diversified format like most radio stations did back then. In the early 1950s, as TV became the medium for drama, comedy and kids shows, WHN began playing pop records. WHN began as a small station in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City in February 1922. The ownership and location changed over time and by 1940 it was owned by movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It carried some programming from the Mutual Broadcasting System in the late 1930s and early 1940s. These were programs originated by Mutual stations but not carried by WOR, 710 KC New York, the flagship station in the Mutual network. MORE

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