|Beginnings of KDKA, with entire staff of four|
Pittsburgh's place in radio history is simple: it's the birthplace of commercial radio. KDKA, the market's all-time most successful station, was also the first station ever to broadcast to a mass market. The station was owned by Westinghouse Electric Company, who kicked off a new era in communications, in which people scattered around town could enjoy the same experience without ever leaving their homes.
It started at 8:00 pm, 2 November 1910,with the station broadcasting the Presidential Election returns, in which Warren Harding defeated James Cox.
By the end of 1923, KDKA was heard regularly all over the United States as well as some parts of Europe, South America and the Hawaiian Islands