Monday, August 29, 2016

First Radio Advertisement Commercial

The first radio advertisement aired on August 29, 1922.
August 29, 1922
WNBC signed on for the first time on March 2, 1922, as WEAF and it was the first radio station in New York City. WEAF broadcast what it later claimed to be the first radio advertisement, but that fact appears to be debatable. It was actually a 10-minute long talk, which seems more similar to
an infomercial than a regular radio ad. The “talk” in question promoted an apartment development in Jackson Heights near a new elevated train line. WEAF left the air in 1988.

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