1922 : Detroit Symphony Conducts First Radio Concert

February 10, 2018 all-day

The Detroit Symphony became the first orchestra to have a concert broadcast on the radio on this day in 1922. From 1934 to 1942, the orchestra performed for millions across the country as the official orchestra of The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (later the Ford Symphony Hour) national radio show..

Sources :

Michigan History, January/February 2013.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra wikipedia entry