Radio: Pioneer

Detroit's WWJ was born August 20, 1920. Broadcasting was then mostly stutter and static, and reception was mostly a matter of cat's whiskers and crystals. When the station was just eleven days old, its listeners were invited to hold "wireless parties" in their homes, to hear the first U.S. broadcast of election returns. A month later, WWJ (then called 8MK) aired radio's first vocal program, a soprano singing The Last Rose of Summer.

Ever since then WWJ has been scoring radio firsts right & left. It claims to have broadcast the first play-by-play accounts of baseball and football games, World Series game...

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