Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6, 1923: The first President's Speech on Radio


December 6, 1923: For the first time on this day a president's speech was aired on radio. President Calvin Coolidge made a speech to the joint session of the U.S Congress in Washington DC.

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929), a former Republican lawyer from Vermont.

The first broadcast of President Coolidge on the radio was his inauguration on December 6, 1923. He was the first President who broadcast a speech for the Congress on radio. On February 22, 1924 the President's political speech was presented on the radio. In 1927, Coolidge signed the Radio Act,  which created the  Federal Radio Commission.

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