BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)— Happy almost birthday WBZ NewsRadio!
This Sunday Sept. 19th is the 100th anniversary of WBZ's first radio news broadcast. WBZ NewsRadio was the first radio station to obtain a commercial broadcasting license once they became available and its been broadcasting the news ever since.
For the last 100 days, WBZ NewsRadio has been commemorating its 100 year anniversary by highlighting old broadcasts and stories.
This week, WBZ NewsRadio received two special congratulations from President Joe Biden and Governor Charlie Baker.
In a letter signed and stamped by President Biden, he congratulated WBZ NewsRadio on the anniversary and spoke on the importance of radio news and journalism as a whole.
"The freedom of the press has always been vital to the function of our democracy, and stations like WBZ NewsRadio have pioneered a path forward for other news networks to expand their reach to listeners across our Nation," Biden wrote.
Governor Baker sent a Governor's Citation signed by himself and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) has both stories.