“We look forward to the stories that radio will continue to tell”
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement on the centennial Monday of the famous KDKA broadcast.
This is the text:
“Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our nation’s first widely recognized commercial radio broadcast that took place on November 2, 1920. The broadcast, which aired in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on KDKA, Westinghouse Electric’s newly established station, relayed the results of the 1920 presidential election and set the stage for a long line of radio broadcasts that have shaped the story of America.