Showing posts with label The first President's Speech on Radio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The first President's Speech on Radio. Show all posts

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14, 1922: The first President's speech on radio



June 14, 1922: WEAR in Baltimore for the first time broadcast President Warren G Harding's speech when dedication the the site of honour of Francis Scott Key. That was the first President's speech on the radio.

The President Warren G Harding's speech broadcast was his first speech on radio but generally not his first performance on radio. At the first time, the President was held a series radio conferences headed by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover (February 27, 1922)

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.