Events::1932 in radio
- 8 January – Pittsburgh radio activist and catholic priest, Father Cox, and his army of unemployed men return home after a protest march on Depression era Washington, D.C.
- 1 March – Both NBC and CBS go to Hopewell, New Jersey to provide live coverage of the Lindbergh kidnapping.
- 24 March – A radio variety show is broadcast from a moving train for the first time, when Belle Baker hosts a show on a train traveling around the New York area. It was broadcast on the New York City station WABC. She talked first about the weather then, about local news regarding home-towns or stations of the train with the radio.
- 14 May – The BBC moves into its new headquarters, Broadcasting House in London.
- 26 May – The Canadian Radio Broadcasting Act is passed, providing for the establishment of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission.
- 1 July – Following nationalization of the Australian Broadcasting Company, the Australian prime minister, Joseph Lyons, officially inaugurates transmissions from the twelve stations of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, forerunner of today's Australian Broadcasting Corporation.<ref>abc.net - History of ABC Radio</ref>
- 20 October – CBS Radio returns WJSV (today WFED) in Alexandria, Virginia to the air, after a three-month period of silence. CBS purchased the station from namesake James S. Vance, citing the heavy connections that existed behind the scenes with Vance and the Ku Klux Klan. It had operated and programmed WJSV since 1929, which unintentionally made CBS a proxy with the Klan. In addition, WJSV was also moved from Mount Vernon, Virginia to the aforementioned Washington, D.C. suburb.
- 19 December – The BBC Empire Service (ancestor of the BBC World Service) begins transmissions.
- Undated – the founder of WJBO AM,Valdmeer Jensen sells the station to the Manship Family.
1932 in radio sections
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