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Early Hollywood Radio & Television Broadcasts and Radio Stations

If you were to walk down Vine Street in the 30’s-40’s, you would see lit-up station call letters in every direction. In the golden ages of radio and television, Hollywood was the broadcast capitol, and Vine Street was mecca.

Movies, of course, made Hollywood’s image, but daily national radio shows captured Hollywood the place in living rooms across the country, and helped it become the world’s entertainment capital. And when TV came on the scene, show business would change forever. The hollywoodphotographs.com website has scores of vintage photos of Hollywood radio and television stations. There are more than 125 rare photographs of Hollywood television and radio stations on the website.

Early Hollywood Radio Stations

It started in 1924, fledgling station KNX beamed daily broadcasts of orchestra music and movie star interviews from a downtown theatre. KHJ soon sprung...