A Docu-Series about the history of Terrestrial Radio
Radio Dayz…101 Years of Radio is a documentary that takes a look back at the history of Radio from its very beginnings when WWJ in Detroit and KDKA in Pittsburgh went on the air for the first time.
-Which station was the 1st licensed radio station…WWJ or KDKA?
-The first Super Star Celebrity created by radio was a Priest from Detroit
-How FDR’s Fireside chats on the radio saved the country from collapse
-The genesis of Top 40 and FM
-How radio has rolled with the punches and remains just as important as it ever was
Hear the story from those who lived it…
Among the names you may know that will appear in this film are Ken Calvert, Paul W. Smith, Dick Purtan, Doug Podell, Fred Jacobs, Dick Kernen, Jyl Forsyth, Mike Staff, John O’ Leary, Mike Halloran, Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor, Gregg Henson, Chuck Santoni, Jim Davis, Art Vuolo & many others.
Here are a few cuts captured while shooting this movie
Although it was technology, discovered and available years earlier, it wasn’t until after World War 1 ended that radio signals started buzzing in the US and around the world. In 1920 WWJ in Detroit and KDKA in Pittsburgh were the first licensed radio stations to hit the airwaves…and this was only the beginning.
“Radio Dayz…101 Years of Radio” will chronicle the history of radio from the first celebrities to be created by the medium of radio, thru Top 40 & Payola, all the way up to current day radio programming.