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Oct 08, 1921

KDKA of Pittsburgh broadcast the first college football game on radio, featuring a contest between West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh

Mar 16, 1922

WHD at West Virginia University received the state's first radio station license.


WSAZ (now WRVC) in Huntington was licensed.

Dec 13, 1926

WWVA-AM began broadcasting in Wheeling

Sep 15, 1927

WCHS of Charleston went on the air as WOBU with 50 watts

Other events that happened on or around September 15, 1927


WHIS Bluefield broadcast the murder trial of Minnie Stull.

Other events that happened on or around 1931


The West Virginia Network had been formed by radio stations WCHS, WSAZ, WPAR , and WBLK to pool special events around the state

Other events that happened on or around 1939

Aug 15, 1946

The first FM station in the state, WCFC of Beckley, began broadcasting.


The West Virginia Broadcasters Association was organized

Other events that happened on or around 1946

Nov 01, 1961

The first non-commercial radio station in West Virginia, WMUL-FM at Marshall University, began broadcasting.

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