Monday, November 2, 2009
On this date in 1920, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's KDKA began broadcasting as the first commercial radio station in the United States. The first announcement heard were the returns from the 1920 presidential race between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox. (Cox would later build a large newspaper and radio enterprise and died here in Dayton in 1957.)
KDKA is one of four radio stations east of the Mississippi River that use call letters beginning with K. The others are KYW in Philadelphia, KQV in Pittsburgh and KFIZ from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
What is that thing in front of the city skyline on the bottom sticker? An oil gusher? (click it to enlarge)