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High school sports on the radio turns 100


September 23rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The first ever high school football broadcast in America took place on this date 100-years ago. It was on September 23, 1922, the staff at Marshall Electric ran a microphone cable through a window and extended it three blocks away to Franklin Field in Marshalltown. KFJB then broadcast two football games. The Marshalltown Bobcats beat Belle Plaine 32-0 and then beat Toledo 28-0.

These events are credited with being the first live remote broadcasts on radio of a high school sporting event in the entire country.