September 9th

On this day in 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was formed as a broadcasting service of the Radio Corporation of America, with partners General Electric & Westinghouse. 26 stations made up the first national American radio network, which became exclusive RCA property in 1932.
Today The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network," due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for color broadcasts. Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. GE had previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it had been forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges.

Wikipedia | Search Amazon.com for National Broadcasting Company

The fourth chimeNBC: A Finding Aid to the National Broadcasting Company History Files at the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

NBC: America's NetworkBrought to You in Living Color: 75 Years of Great Moments in Television & Radio from NBCmsnbc.com


The golden years of broadcasting: A celebration of the first 50 years of radio and TV on NBC

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