Thursday, June 1, 1961: FM radio

In April, the Federal Communications Commission approves standards for FM stereo broadcasting. On June 1, WGFM in Schenectady, New York, becomes the first FM station in the U.S. to regularly broadcast in stereo. (According to Billboard magazine, "Enoch Light's Command stereo albums were used exclusively for programming the first day.")

* "What you'll want to know about FM stereo" (Popular Science, June 1962): @
* Excerpt from "The Guide to United States Popular Culture" (book): @
* Sounds of Change: A History of FM Broadcasting in America" (book): @
* Enoch Light website: @

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