Calvin Coolidge, the first US President to do a radio address 2-22-1924

Calvin CoolidgeToday in 1924, Calvin Cooldige became the first president to do a radio address. Although his 1924 address doesn’t appear to be in existence, please enjoy a short 1928 excerpt of Coolidge bestowing a medal on Charles Lindberg:

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Coolidge went on to help create the Federal Radio Commission a few days later. It later became known as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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2 Responses to Calvin Coolidge, the first US President to do a radio address 2-22-1924

  1. Calvin Coolidge’s first address heard on the radio was an address to Congress on December 6, 1923.

  2. David Jay says:

    It is unfortunate that neither the Dec ’23 or Feb ’24 radio addresses were recorded. The technology was available.

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