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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How did commercial broadcasting begin? Answer is 90 years ago today.


First Radio Commercial Hit Airwaves 90 Years Ago

Reporter John McDonough reports how AT&T ran the first-ever radio commercial on its station WEAF in New York 90 years ago this week. It changed the way broadcast was economically structured. He tells of how this came about and why it was accepted (newspapers and retailers once owned stations just to sell radios...including WLS. Chicago-Worlds Largest Store, and WGN- World's Greatest Newspaper, the Chicago Tribune)

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