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April 18, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1930 the BBC Radio announced that there was no news for that day. The entire radio broadcasts consisted of the following statement: “Today is Good Friday. There is no news.” Close Bookmark and Share This … Continue reading

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June 8, 1947

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 the “Lassie Show” debuted on ABC radio as a 15-minute show. Unfortunately, at no time during the show’s run on radio and two years later after it transferred to TV did Timmy ever … Continue reading

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January 4, 1936

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1936, the first pop music chart based on national sales was published by ‘Billboard’ magazine. Parents of teenage children immediately began complaining about the loud ‘Big Band’ music being played on the radio and … Continue reading

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December 23, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation began its daily news broadcasts on radio and would continue on television when TVs became popular and common place. Penguins would not be added as part of the standard … Continue reading

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October 8, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2001 radio commentator and personality Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he was totally deaf in his left ear and had only partial hearing in his right ear and that the condition had … Continue reading

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July 3, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1940 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio. People are still wondering who’s on first.

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May 18, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA. She reappeared a month later with the claim that she had been kidnapped. It was believed by the police that Mrs. … Continue reading

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October 30, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1938 – Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among many of … Continue reading

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October 18, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1922 the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) formed. At first, since only radio existed, it aired comedies, dramas, and sporting events, and the BBC relied upon hiring excellent writers to draw the listeners in. When … Continue reading

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August 4, 1994

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1994 Shock Jock Howard Stern dropped out of the New York gubernatorial race. In his concession speech he stated that he was an amateurish lecherous, money-grubbing, prostitute-associating, drug-using reprobate who only wanted to be … Continue reading

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