AUGUST 20 In 1920 , the first U.S. commercial radio station, 8MK Detroit (which later became WWJ), began daily broadcasting.

WWJ (950 AM, "Newsradio 950") is Detroit, Michigan's only 24-hour all-news radio station. Broadcasting at 950 kHz, the station is owned and operated by CBS Corporation subsidiary CBS Radio. The station first went on the air on August 20, 1920 with the call sign 8MK. It is believed to be the first station to broadcast news reports regularly as well as the first regularly scheduled religious broadcast and play-by-play sports broadcast.

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