1935 in radio
The year 1935 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.
- 23 January – Station 1YA Auckland moves into the first purpose-built broadcasting premises in New Zealand.
- 25 January – Tsar Boris III signs a decree making all broadcasting in Bulgaria a state-organized activity.
- 17 February – The Droitwich medium-wave transmitter begins service, broadcasting the Midland Regional Programme of the BBC on a frequency of 1013 kHz.
- 28 April – Fireside chat: On the Works Relief Program
- 24 March – Major Bowes Amateur Hour is broadcast nationally for the first time on NBC, after having been on the New York City radio station WHN.
- 1 June – In Japan, NHK begins its international service, Radio Japan, with a daily one-hour programme in English and Japanese beamed towards North America.
- 29 July – Lux Radio Theater has its first show on CBS, after having been on NBC Blue for a year.
- 4 August – In Portugal, the Emissora Nacional de Radiodifusão, forerunner of today's RDP – Radiodifusão Portuguesa, is officially inaugurated.
- (undated) - The Jack Berch Show debuts on the Blue Network.
- 1 January - The Story of Mary Marlin debuts on NBC after having been on WMAQ in Chicago.
- 4 January – Bob Hope has his network radio debut on the variety show The Intimate Revue.
- 4 January - The Beatrice Lillie Show debuts on NBC.
- 4 February – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch debuts on CBS.
- 20 April – Your Hit Parade (first known as just The Hit Parade or Lucky Strike Hit Parade) debuts on NBC.
- 27 April - Flash Gordon, a popular comic strip, debuts as a radio serial on the Mutual Broadcasting System
- 30 May - America's Town Meeting of the Air debuts on the Blue Network.
- 14 July - America's Hour debuts on CBS.
- 5 August - Backstage Wife debuts on Mutual.
- 9 October – Cavalcade of America debuts on CBS.
- 29 October – The Jumbo Fire Chief Program starring Jimmy Durante debuts on NBC.
- 5 December – Bing Crosby becomes guest host of the Kraft Music Hall (and the following month becomes full-time host, after Paul Whiteman).
- (undated) - WTMV, East St. Louis, Illinois, begins broadcasting on 1500 kHz with 100 W power.
- 20 April - WLEU, Erie, Pennsylvania, begins broadcasting on 1420 kHz with 250 W power (daytime) and 100 W (night).
- 1 October - KDON, Del Monte, California, begins broadcasting on 1210 kHz with 100 W power.
- 2 April - KFPM, Greenville, Texas, ends broadcast operations. The station had 15 W power, and its operator said it was "losing money every day."
- 28 June - The Beatrice Lillie Show ends its run on network radio (NBC).
- 22 September - America's Hour ends its run on network radio (CBS).
- 3 December – Les Crane, San Francisco-based radio announcer and television talk show host who won a Grammy for his recording of the poem, Desiderata.
- Gary Dee (died 1995), pioneer in controversial talk radio, mostly in Cleveland, Ohio.
- An Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
- Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.
- "The Jumbo Fire-Chief Program - The Digital Deli Online". www.digitaldeliftp.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "WTMV, at East St. Louis, New 100-Watter, on Air" (PDF). Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "WLEU Opens at Erie" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1 May 1935. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "New California Outlet" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1 October 1935. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- "15-Watter Gives Up" (PDF). Broadcasting. 15 April 1935. Retrieved 24 October 2014.