On July 1, 1987, WFAN Sports Radio went on the air at 1050 AM, becoming the first 24-hour all-sports radio station in the country. The first voice heard on WFAN was that of Suzyn Waldman, with a sports update, followed by the first show, which was hosted by Jim Lampley. Waldman reported for the station, covering the New York Yankees and New York Knicks, for 14 years. Ann Liguori was the first woman to host a call-in sports show on WFAN when her "Hey Liguori, What’s the Story" show debuted on Saturday morning, July 4, 1987. WFAN moved down the dial to 660 AM in October 1988, and then added a simulcast on 101.9 FM in November 2012.
November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!