Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11, 1921: The First Lightweight Boxing Match Wireless Broadcast



April 11, 1921: The first lightweight boxing match on radio between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee was broadcasted live on this day through KDKA, Pittsburgh with sport writer Florent Gibson as announcer.

That was a Radio station KDKA, Pittsburgh completed broadcast of a sport event that happened on April 11, 1921. Florent Gibson, Pittsburgh Post sports editor, presented commentary along ten rounds the fight live on the air from the ringside of Pittsburgh's Motor City Square. Although there was no winner of that match, listeners around Pittsburgh, for the first time, enjoyed the wireless broadcast from their radio receiver.

See also: Boxing Matches on Old Radio Cat

4 comments:

  1. this happened on my birthday and I find it very unique that something like this would happen in the years to come of my birthday.

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  2. Sorry but my grandfather,Frankie Burns fought Packy Ogatty in the first radio broadcast fight.

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  3. Sorry but my grandfather,Frankie Burns fought Packy Ogatty in the first radio broadcast fight.

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  4. No he didnt. The first boxing match ever broadcast live via radio was three months earlier in Pittsburgh.

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