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First World Series Announced by Mel Allen (1938)

Moment 50: First World Series Announced by Mel Allen

“The Voice of the New York Yankees,” Mel Allen was the announcer for the team’s games from 1939-1964. He announced more World Series games than anyone in baseball history and changed the style of sports broadcasting by making the announcer seem part of the drama taking place on the field.

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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