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#Radio100 Moment 14: 'Music & the Spoken Word' Debuts(July 15, 1929)
July 15, 1929

Moment 14: 'Music & the Spoken Word' Debuts

"Music & the Spoken Word," the longest-running continuous network radio program in the world, debuted on KSL Salt Lake City on July 15, 1929. Broadcaster Earl J. Glade urged the newly formed National Broadcasting Company to offer a weekly program that featured musical performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by spiritual messages and passages related to a specific episode's theme – the "spoken word."

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!

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