THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chicago Radio Station WFMT Debuts

On December 13, 1951, radio station WFMT-FM made its debut on Chicago’s airwaves. Founders Bernie and Rita Jacobs vision was to create a station they themselves could enjoy, respect, and share with others. While virtually every other radio station in the Chicago market has changed format or call letters, WFMT has remained dedicated to presenting […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: First Coast-to-Coast Radio Broadcast Sent

On this date in 1924, John Joseph Carty, vice-president and chief of research at Bell Telephone, delivered the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast – a speech at the Bond Men’s Club at the Congress Hotel in Chicago – which was heard by 50,000,000 people across the country. Exactly four years later, in 1928, the first continent-to-continent […]