In the United States, on November 2, 1920, KDKA Pittsburgh became the first radio station to receive a commercial license from the government.KDKA engineer Frank Conrad may have been the first to broadcast a radio advertisement on his own experimental station in 1919 when he thanked a Pittsburgh music store on the air for supplying him with phonograph records, although that was for trade, not cash.A recent e Marketer report estimated that there are 1.4 billion people on mobile phone messaging apps.
Last year, Dutch airline KLM’s social media presence took an unexpected detour onto the messaging platform Whats App.
The effort gave 100 members of the airline’s Flying Blue frequent-flier program the opportunity to use the app to ask airline reps service-related questions about booking requests, updates and seat selection.
WEAF of New York (now WFAN) is credited with airing the first paid radio commercial, on August 28, 1922, for the Queensboro Corporation, advertising a new apartment complex in Jackson Heights, Queens, near the just-completed #7 subway line.
However, it appears other radio stations may actually have sold advertising before WEAF.
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